A growing silver economy": Industry highlights preventative care for mind and body for seniors
13 February 2020
With people living longer lives than ever before, an increasing emphasis is placed on ensuring that they stay healthy into old age. In part one of NutritionInsight’s coverage of aging well, preventative care emerges as a key reason for emphasizing protein to protect muscle mass. In part two, other areas of senior health are explored, with brain health maintenance being spotlighted. Additionally, with women spending more time in a postmenopausal state, this presents another market ripe for innovation.
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Products promoting bone and joint health are typically targeted at mature consumers. Seniors are choosing high protein diets, but are increasingly opting out of diets containing dairy, gluten, and sugar. With a high concentration of bioavailable collagen, Essentia’s meat-based proteins provide nutrition companies with an ideal range of ingredients to address the growing number of mature consumers.
On World Pulses Day, the United Nations (UN)’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) highlights how pulses can be used as a tool in addressing food insecurity and encourages that they are more widely included in snack food products. NutritionInsight speaks with Boubaker Ben-Belhassen, Director of Trade and Markets Division at the FAO, to learn more about the opportunities for pulses as pressure mounts to provide nutritious food for a population set to hit nearly 10 billion by 2050.
With obesity being the biggest cause of cancer after smoking, nutrition can have a notable impact on cancer – and vice versa. To mark World Cancer Day, NutritionInsight takes a closer look at the latest movements in this space. These include World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)’s collaborative reports, which examine how the consumption of food and the fight against cancer interact.
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