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The Blurry Frontier Between Food And Drugs

The blurred frontier between food and drugs, how labels can enable healthier food choices and more.

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The Blurry Frontier Between Food And Drugs

The blurred frontier between food and drugs, how labels can enable healthier food choices and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

BAD BREAKFAST! Jimmy Dean's Pancakes & Sausage Breakfast Bowl has as many calories (710) as 12 Dunkin' Donuts Sugared Munchkins!

Labels On Front OF Food Packaging Can Enable Healthier Choices, Research Finds

Per Science Daily: "Front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices, a team of researchers has found. "Front of package food labeling is an important tool in helping consumers to make healthier choices and to encourage the industry to provide healthier foods," said the study's leader." For the full story, click here.

Healthy Eating Sparks M&A On Blurring Frontier Between Food And Drugs

Per Reuters: "A boom in 'nutraceuticals' – food and drinks with potential health benefits – is paving the way for a rush of deals, as food and drug companies compete to dominate a market expected to be worth $280 billion by 2018." For the full story, click here.

How Modern Life Depletes Our Gut Microbes

Per NPR: "Looks like many of us don't have the right stomach for a paleo diet. Literally. Two studies give us a glimpse into our ancestors' microbiome — you know, those trillions of bacteria that live in the human gut. And the take-home message of the studies is clear: Western diets and modern-day hygiene have wiped a few dozen species right out of our digestive tracts. One missing microbe helps metabolize carbohydrates. Other bygone bacteria act as prebiotics. And another communicates with our immune system." For the full story, click here.