From The Journal Times
Interesting that a necessary component of our diet with major impacts on our health is not considered a nutrient.
Dietary fiber – structural components and carbohydrates from plants that the human body cannot digest – is strongly associated with numerous health benefits, according to a new position paper on this topic from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Yet it doesn’t meet the strict definition of a nutrient.
From Food Ingredients 1st
New quantitative consumer research commissioned by functional ingredients manufacturer BENEO shows that consumers perceive sugar as both a ‘friend and foe’ in their nutrition. The results also underline that sugar and carbohydrates play a key role in consumer behavior when dealing with health concerns.
From Food Navigator
Consumers are starting to differentiate between carbohydrate types, as more than 50% of participants making a distinction between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbs in a 5000-strong study shows – with important implications for industry.
From The Washington Post
Q: Can we eat carbs at every meal?
A: In brief, absolutely yes, but questioning this notion is understandable in our current era of fearmongering about foods – processed meats one week, potatoes and corn the next.