In recent years the number of reformulated foods introduced on the European market has increased enormously, with leading food manufacturing companies reporting the reformulation of at least 50% of their foods.
The Earth consists of about 70% water, our bodies are more than 65% water and our brains are approximately 75% water but how much do we need in our diets?
The objective of the study was to analyse the intake of food and nutrients in Irish teenagers using the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance (IUNA) National Teens’ Food Survey 2006 and compare it against the Food Safety Authority of Ireland FSAI Healthy Eating Guidelines that were released in 2011.
BACCHUS is focusing on the action of bioactive substances found in foods that are common in European diets including apple, chokeberry, sweet oranges, pomegranate, cured pork products and wheat.
An athlete’s diet has a significant impact on their performance, especially leading up to and during an important event. Specific nutritional recommendations have been established for athletes for before, during and after an event, in particular for fluid intake.
Food is the fuel that enables athletes to perform to the best of their ability. The diet of an athlete is a fundamental aspect to their training routine. Exercise and eating should form a positive relationship in order to ensure an athlete remains healthy while maximising their performance.
Over the past decade, the importance of nutritional status has been increasingly recognized in a variety of morbid conditions including cancer, heart disease, and dementia in people over the age of 65 (Wells and Dumbrell, 2006).
Caffeine can be a controversial topic – many espouse its benefits while others remain wary of the negative associations. Caffeine, even in low doses, may increase alertness and improve performance efficiency tasks.
Clean label is not a trend anymore, it is considered to be standard for many consumers and food manufacturers. Consequently, the food industry keeps moving toward such products, in order to meet consumers’ demands.