Lots of new information on the latest research on dietary fiber and its role in nutrition and health was available at FNCE® 2017 (The Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™). FNCE® is the main annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, reaching out to food and nutrition professionals, who can learn about latest nutrition research and innovative products. FNCE® took place from 21-24 October in Chicago 2017, celebrating its 100th anniversary.
There were new insights on the benefits of dietary fiber, ranging from digestive health and well-being to weight reduction.
For more information and downloads on the most relevant physiological benefits, for instance why chicory root fiber is so special and how it can positively influence your gut microbiota, as well as helping you to eat less in a natural way, visit the experts.
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.