Every day in our business we are facing health indications in social networks, which are not controlled by EFSA or any other authorities.
Taking in account Monteloeder just included a range of organic mushrooms in its products range, I would like to think on what ORGANIC means, and how I understand it.
There is a growing concern in food safety, with new alerts issued on an almost daily basis. In this sense, avoiding toxins and other harmful substances in food is a great challenge for the industry.
Food habits in Spain are rapidly changing, as indicated by the latest report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fish and Food.
There is an enormous amount of information and news regarding the risks of being overweight for your health, especially due to recent studies indicating that the prevalence has dramatically increased in the past 30 years.
A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently published a study regarding the prevalence of obesity in children around the globe (related post). One of the more remarkable results indicates that the highest rates in child obesity is ironically in the countries where one of the healthiest diets in the world is born: the Mediterranean.
The reason for this is mainly due to what is observed worldwide; the increasingly sedentary lifestyle, and the high amount of processed, high fat/sugar foods in the daily menus of the children. Our lifestyle has changed dramatically in recent years, and our children have suffered the consequences.
Fortunately, the intervention programs implemented in recent years seem to working. In this sense, a 2-7% decrease has been reported in Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal. But rather than celebrate, we must work harder in lowering this prevalence, as it is still of the highest in the world. Although it can be a daunting task, we must make a special effort at home with our children, to increase their daily physical activity, and add more fruits, vegetables and healthier alternatives in their diet. We must do this, for the sake of their future health.
Product Development Manager / Digital Health Scientific Adviser
Reference: you can find the report here
A recently published study has shown that a slight reduction in daily caloric intake, approximately 15%, can have beneficial effects on one’s lifespan and health.
The internet opened the doors to spread and access information. Consumers are nowadays more informed and concerned than ever before about their health and wellbeing. The best healthcare is preventive healthcare. Everything we eat, everything we do, can have an impact in our overall wellbeing.
How Communities with Higher Ratios of Obesity Increase Your Risk of Being Overweight/Obese