Holistic Health and Wellbeing

Healthy lifestyle is not just about free-from-diets or avoiding fats and carbs. It’s about eating naturally good, functional food that has positive effects on you and your health.

Supporting health and wellbeing by eating right is seen as a result of many choices: it’s about gut health, eating more vegetables and plant-based food, natural proteins and functional superfoods such as fermented food, kombucha and probiotics but also blueberries, almonds and natural yoghurt. Learn how to leverage these issues for success in your food production business.

Protein is still the new black

Protein is known to provide a multitude of dietary benefits, with the demand for new, innovative, protein-based products growing steadily, year by year. To be able to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, now and in the future, it’s worth looking at the global food trends that are shaping behavioural changes on a daily basis. First of all – people want the health benefits of high protein foods – without sacrificing on taste.

Protein is no longer a niche market of workout enthusiasts, but an important part of a normal, healthy lifestyle. To find out how protein is seen by consumers and how it can be used in the future, take a look at the following articles:

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Protein hits these three sweet spots of current global food trends
High-protein snacks support healthy and active lifestyle
Which aspects of health and wellbeing to pursue in food production?
Dr. Kevin Deegan

Health and wellness are in many ways the most obvious trends of the modern world. A fit and active lifestyle is fast becoming a new symbol of status, as more and more people seek a healthier and happier life. That consists of many different factors: gut health, free-from-diets, green eating, healthy ageing, natural and pure ingredients. We put together some interesting reading for food manufacturers looking for ways to turn aspects of healthy lifestyle into a growing business.

Less sugar

More and more consumers today have a preference for foods with less sugar, and more ingredients like high-quality protein with its associated health benefits. Find out how sugar reduction can be used in Valio’s applications, for example in bakery and confectionary businesses.

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Healthy ageing

Nutritional needs change with age. Extra attention should be paid to adequate intake of protein, as it helps maintain muscle mass and bone health. The diet of elderly persons must be varied to support well-being and functionality—in other words, to enhance their quality of life.

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