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Prebiotic shows promise in regulating kids’ appetites

Summary: The obesity epidemic among children has caused alarm throughout the United States and Canada. Achieving healthy energy intake among this age group is a widespread health concern. The potential role of prebiotic fiber for appetite regulation in children was recently investigated.

Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

High cholesterol, triglycerides can keep vitamin E from reaching body tissues

Summary: In the continuing debate over how much vitamin E is enough, a new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep this essential micronutrient tied up in the blood stream, and prevent vitamin E from reaching the tissues that need it. This raises new questions about whether or not most people have an adequate intake of vitamin E.

Source: Oregon State University

Nine superfruits and super seeds to add to your diet

Summary: Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. A new article describes nine seeds and superfruits that fit the bill for consumers’ desire for natural, minimally processed foods.

Source: Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)