December 2007 Issue
In previous columns Ive written about the persistence of certain health and nutrition myths, especially the salt and sodium one, that healthy adults are at risk of developing high blood pressure based on salt intake. But there are others.
One way or another, we all know cinnamon. And the spice (actually, tree bark) enjoys a well-known reputation for health based on popular herbal lore.
Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Tevi Troy says good health may be the most overlooked and underappreciated of life's blessings.
Recent studies are giving chocolate a further boost in popularity.
What's happening in the world of nutrition and health.
The most pressing regulatory issues of 2008.
November/December's nutraceutical ingredient profiles include a resistant starch, a syrup and cocoa replacer, a super antioxidant and a probiotic chocolate.
Editor David Feder explains that there are trends in wellness that are so overarching as to be rote; obesity, diabetes and heart disease are really megatrends. The ingredient trends within them, however, are where processors will need to focus their energies.
Here are links to more information on ingredient trends.
Survey reveals that Americans familiarity with foods that can provide benefits beyond basic nutrition is at an all-time high.
Several groups were on hand to help Wellness Foods deliver healthful foods and beverage trends for the past year.
Manufacturers and retailers should focus on incorporating good content into their products and not overly promote on the basis of superfood branding.
Soyfoods are not a panacea, and many questions about their health effects remain.
Editor David Feder makes ingredient trend predictions for 2008.
This adjunct piece to Decembers annual All Trends issue focuses on a growing aspect of foods and beverages targeting wellness that of environmental responsibility.