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    Today, the United States spends $218 billion a year growing, processing, transporting, and disposing of food that is never eaten. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to reduce food waste.Click here to read IFT Achievement Awardee Edward Hirschberg’s solution for how we can address food loss due to poor transportation and storage. Link available in bio or copy/paste this link: http://bit.ly/IFTFoodWaste Today, we are celebrating women in science for International Women's Day! The International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. These particular five women have been at the forefront of some of today’s most complex and controversial scientific issues including genetic engineering and lab-grown meat. In addition to highlighting their work, these interviews explore the influence of gender in food and science. Click link in bio #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday #womeninstem #foodscience http://hubs.ly/H06wKB60 Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion tons — gets lost or wasted. Fruits and vegetables have the highest wastage rates of any food. What can we do with spilled, wilted, blemished produce? Click here to read IFT Achievement Awardee Edward Hirschberg’s solution for bringing life back to the "ugly" lettuce. Link available in bio or copy and paste the following to view solution: http://bit.ly/IFTFoodWaste #Repost @hanna_instruments ・・・
The Hanna Texas team had a great time at @iftfoodscience's Lunch & Learn at @nasajohnson on 2/23. Hanna USA proudly sponsored this event featuring a talk by @nasa scientist Dr. Shannon Walker, a tour of the food lab facility, and behind-the-scenes tour of Mission Control! Thank you again to IFT and NASA for an incredible event.

Food Science, Nutrition, and Skin: Lessons for the Food Producer and Consumer on Aging, Beauty, and Healthy Skin

Two of the first things people notice when they meet someone new are skin and hair. So before trying the latest diet fad, consider that fat and other essential nutrients may be the fountain of youth. During one of IFT’s Annual Meeting & Food Expo’s scientific session titled “Food Science, Nutrition, and Skin: Lessons for the Food Producer and Consumer on Aging, Beauty, and Healthy Skin,” three panelists explained why fat combats signs of aging and hair loss.

Essentially, fat nourishes the hair and skin in all living mammals. Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E are also beneficial in the fight against aging and other skin problems. Without dietary fat, the body cannot absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K. Moreover, research studies have shown that lab animals deprived of essential fatty acids experienced dry, scaly, wrinkly skin and hair loss. Apparently, the Westernized diet—which is high in red meat, processed foods, and saturated fats—correlates to increased incidences of skin problems such as acne and inflammatory health problems such as type 2 diabetes.

While stressors such as fatigue and smoking also have adverse effects on skin and hair, the panelists concluded that the best route to clear skin, a full head of hair, and a clean bill of health is a low-glycemic load diet—which contains plenty of fruits, vegetables, fiber, fish, and unsaturated fats.

Truly, food is the only prescription we need

Toni Tarver
IFT

2 Responses

  1. Once again FOOD comes through as the most powerful drug we ingest over a lifetime. If only I remembered this when I am taking the wrong kind!

  2. Agreed refined sugar is a nearly universal destroyer of health and should be avoided by most people at all costs.

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