Can Wild Blueberries Boost Your Memory? NC State PHHI on the Today Show

April 06, 2018

Originally posted and aired on the Today Show. Follow the link to view the segment. This week, TODAY is exploring longevity foods with unique, health-boosting properties that may help you live longer. With plenty of fiber and different vitamins, many fresh fruits are great for you — but we’re truly wild for wild blueberries. Having […]

Ideal Health Biotechnology Opens First US Office at the NC Research Campus

January 30, 2017

Ideal Health Biotechnology, LLC, joined the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to accelerate research and development of their dietary supplements made from naturally occurring, plant-based compounds. Ideal has an antioxidant spray made from grape seed extract available in China. A second generation of the spray is in development. They are also working on […]

Six More Dietary Ingredients Picked for Analytical Evaluation

March 03, 2016

By Richard A. Lovett, JD, PhD, Contributing Writer Read the original article in Nutraceuticals World An advisory panel has selected aloe vera, vitamin B12, protein, ginger, vitamins K1 and K2 and free amino acids as priority ingredients for review. In a continuing endeavor to help the dietary supplements industry agree on and evaluate analytical methods […]


The Power of Blueberries featured in Today’s Dietician

October 13, 2014

See the article as posted on the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute website.  Originally published in the October 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian. (Read the full article on the Today’s Dietitian website.) See the article as Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, was featured in the October […]

Global Importance of Whole Grains

June 13, 2013

What Are Whole Grains?     Whole grains are eaten with the entire grain seed in tact, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ or embryo. Examples of whole grains include amaranth, barley, buckwheat, brown and wild rice, bulgur, corn, oats, quinoa, millet, rye, sorghum and wheat. Learn more at WholeGrains   Nutrition and Disease Prevention Rich in fiber, protein, iron, vitamins, minerals and anthocyanins, […]