Best Habit for Gut Health, According to Gastroenterologist

Good health has become a hot topic in recent years. Usually, any conversation about it involves probiotics. It’s not that probiotics—or diet in general—isn’t essential for a well-functioning gut. But one gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic says that people need to get moving to keep things moving in their GI tract. “Exercise improves circulation and promotes … Read more

Investing in food as medicine

Recent research​ from Tufts University, Duke University and the University of Texas demonstrates the effectiveness of produce prescription programs at helping participants improve their blood pressure and sugar levels, and reduce food insecurity, as do still novel partnerships between insurance providers and companies like Performance Kitchen​ and Farmbox Direct​ that aim to use healthy food … Read more

The Worst Holiday Treat for Heart Health

The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s (and for some, Lunar New Year), is a continuous celebration including many foods we only get to enjoy once a year. Baked mac-and-cheese, sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows, holiday cookies, crispy latkes, honey-glazed ham…We’re all collectively feasting for months. Not to mention the countless glasses of wine … Read more

The One Food to Avoid If You Don’t Want to Gain Weight

In the midst of the holiday season, many of us are stressed about packing on extra pounds. Let’s face it: With so many parties and tempting treats (Christmas cookies and cocktails, anyone?), it’s difficult not to indulge. To manage your weight, it’s helpful to know what foods to avoid—some which are worse than others. If … Read more

Emerging flavor trends cater to comfort, nostalgia & whimsy

At the same time, many people are unable to fully shake their fear of getting sick and so they also continue to look for foods and beverages that will bolster their health with flavors associated with immunity or clarity and calm for mental well-being. In this episode of FoodNavigator-USA’s Soup-To-Nuts podcast​, experts from Flavorchem, ADM … Read more