One in eight older adults living in Ireland are deficient in vitamin B12 with one in seven deficient in folate, according to a study’s conclusions that may be of relevance to countries without mandatory fortification requirements.
Instead of shipping ingredients across the world, would it be more sustainable to grow them in Europe? From Dutch vanilla to French chia or Italian goji berries, FoodNavigator takes a look at some companies doing just that.
The science is clear: a vegetarian diet is better for heart health, a study says - but does that include processed meat analogues? "While not as healthful as whole plants, they are useful transition foods," says one researcher.
Far from being cocoa's poor cousin, carob powder is the ideal ingredient for healthy confectionery for kids, mimicking the "shine, snap and silky smooth texture" of milk chocolate without the stimulants caffeine and theobromine, says Supertreats...
Nestlé is top for addressing the double burden of obesity and malnutrition, and while many firms have stepped up efforts, a "disappointing" number have too many unhealthy products in their portfolios, according to the Access to Nutrition Index...
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may boost the diversity and composition of the gut microbiota, compared to a high-fat and high-sugar Western-style diet.
Speaking at the recent Nutrition in Medicine in London, experts outlined a number of recently identified foods that may help protect against and potentially reverse inflammatory bowel disease, alongside others which may increase risk.