Gut health: The Gateway To Wellness

Gut Health: the gateway to wellness

Gut health is becoming a concern for consumers who want to improve their body systems,  with 45% of them considering it to be extremely important to the body’s health, according to a recent study by Health Focus International. Therefore, the digestive system is known as the “gateway to wellness”. In order to keep the digestive […]

Food as medicine: beyond the diet and before the drugs

Food as medicine

Product Claims The action of nutrients used as ingredients in products can be attributed to their nutritive value. Nutritive value is often considered as a regulatory basis for adding such ingredients to food products (i.e. for technical effect). As opposed to any pharmacological effect, foods are typically used for other purposes. Dietary supplements, foods for […]

What makes people buy functional foods?

A 2021 review article looked at studies published over the last 20 years to try to answer this question. The study results provided some interesting insights into functional food consumers’ behavior. Let’s look at some of them: Wanting a healthier and longer life is one of the top reasons people include functional foods in their […]

What are medical foods and what is their role in therapeutic nutrition?

What are medical foods?

What are medical foods, and what is their role in therapeutic nutrition? According to the FDA, they must have the following characteristics: Specially formulated for consumption or enteral administration under the supervision of a physician. Intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition with established nutritional requirements based on recognized scientific principles […]

Focus on Gut Health For Our Immune Systems Through Nutrition

Nutrition Apple health benefits

Immunity remains the hot topic of the moment as we have all realised the true importance our health plays in global pandemics such as the one we currently find ourselves in. Public health and hygiene practices during Covid have been reiterating the importance of hand-washing and covering our mouths when we cough to prevent the […]

Could Clean Science Innovation be a Post-Pandemic Food Solution?

H2O water molecules in food science

First of all, let’s start with what clean science innovation refers to. When I talk about clean science innovation in relation to the food industry, I refer to the exploration of the relationship between science and nature. The clean science concept is a relatively new idea particularly relevant to converging products and merging industries. To […]

Visual Health: Eating For Your Eyes with Functional Foods

Carrot Ingredient iNewtrition

For many years, we have eaten with our eyes, but now it is time that we also ate for our eyes. Our visual health can be affected by a number of factors, including ageing, genetics, lifestyle habits, and also proper nutrition including functional foods. Research has shown that diets which include plenty of carotenoid-rich foods […]