Yacón syrup is a sweetener derived from the root of the yacón (Smallanthus sonchifolius) plant that, according to the latest buzz, can help shed excess pounds. Though it’s a bit premature to proclaim yacón syrup a weight loss miracle, it does boast nutrients known to provide health benefits.
Taking a “synbiotic" supplement—one that contains pre- and probiotics—may help ease constipation in women, according to a study in Clinical Nutrition
If you were to ask ten different people what the most important system in the body is, you would most likely get ten different answers. Sadly, few would tell you that it was the digestive system. Truth be told, the digestive system is no less important than your heart, brain, or lungs.
By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, August 31, 2013, abstracted from “L-arginine enriched biscuits improve endothelial function and glucose metabolism: a pilot study in healthy subjects and a cross-over study in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance and metabolic syndrome” in the February 2013 issue of Metabolism
By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances post-exercise muscle protein synthesis.” In the July 2011 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Abstracted by Tatjana Djakovic, MS, from "Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects in the January 18, 2012 issue of Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy
The FDA regulation stipulates that a food must contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten to be labeled 'gluten-free'
Labeling Guidelines under the USDA's natural organic program