The FDA will allow certain foods made of oat bran, rolled oats or whole oat flour to claim they can reduce heart disease and be considered "low fat," because their fat comes from nutritious, whole-oat sources.
The Good Bean founder Sarah Wallace thinks chickpeas are poised to be this year's hot snack food. "They are crunchy and have a mouthfeel that's really addicitive. They are really tasty and satisfying, but you don't feel guilty after eating them because they are high in fiber and protein and low in fat," she said. The brand, founded in 2010, offers roasted chickpea snacks and chickpea-based Fruit and No-Nut Bars.
A study in which participants were given nearly 1,000 extra calories a day for eight weeks found that a high-protein diet led to changes in lean body mass that helped burn calories, while a low-protein diet caused less weight gain but increased body fat. "You may gain less weight by overeating on a low-protein diet, but it's because you lose lean body mass, not because you store less fat," said study author George Bray.
Retailers have come to rely on technology applications after spending $43 billion on computer software since 2001, IHL Consulting Services revealed. Most of the investments went toward business intelligence systems, new sales tools and automation, while only a small fraction of the money went toward online shopping, the St. Petersburg Times reports.
The Food Marketing Institute supports the European Commission's critical study on interchange fees. "As Congress investigates the interchange practices of Visa and MasterCard in America, we believe it will find similar anticompetitive behaviors here in the U.S.," said Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of FMI.
H.G. Hill Urban Market debuted in downtown Nashville this week. The store, which is the first grocery to open in downtown Tennessee in nearly 40 years, will cater to young, affluent customers with a penchant for convenience and organic foods.