Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Three interesting nutrition articles to read

Nutraingredients-usa.com has three interesting nutrition articles that I thought I'd share with you all:

Most Americans ready to embrace nutrigenomics

This article touches on the new science and acceptability of nutrigenomics - essentially, using one's unique genetic code to prescribe the healthiest diet. But, as this article states, and as many genetic scientists know, this technology is 10 to 15 years in the making. Here, at my lab at the University of Connecticut, we contributed to realm of nutrigenomics science here.

New nutrient profiling system proposed by US researchers

Most of us know what we're not supposed to eat, but how do we decide what's really good for us and what is not? Here, US researchers are developing a Nutrient-Rich-Foods (NRF) Index to rank foods based on their nutrient composition. To read the abstract, click here.

Canadians identify barriers to healthy eating

It can be hard to eat well in today's society, especially with the economic crunch. Read this article to see a few other reasons people find it hard to eat well. Consumer education not only needs to teach what to eat to be healthy, but how to do it: shopping, cooking, etc.

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