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

Protein is known as providing 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.

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High-protein snacks support healthy and active lifestyle

Keeping up with fast moving trends, so that you’re always offering the products consumers want, is one of the most challenging aspects of the food industry. Valio’s healthy and nutritional protein snacks are developed for people with active, healthy lifestyle.

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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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Consumers want to reduce sugar in food products

Sugar is increasingly overtaking fat and salt as a primary consumer concern, especially as high sugar consumption is blamed for rising obesity rates.

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Applications

Confectionery

Valio’s patented technology and GMO-free ingredients allow reduced sugar and increased protein products to be made with superior taste and texture.

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Bakery

Valio’s natural ingredients enable you to reduce sugar, salt and fat while preserving the delicious taste of baked goods.

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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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Ageing nutrition

With the special needs of older adults’ digestive system, there is significant potential in developing nutrition products to meet the evolving needs of the elderly.

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Blog

Which aspects of health and wellbeing to pursue in food production?

The terms ‘health’ and ‘wellness’ can hold different meanings in people’s lives. In this blog, I break down what they mean on a practical level, helping to explain their relevance to your consumers, and ultimately how to leverage these issues for success in your food production business.

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Older adults’ 3 key nutritional needs – make business with premium ageing nutrition

Older adults want to stay active and energetic, maintain their brain functions and enjoy the taste of food. In fact, their quality of life depends on in. As a result, ageing adults are willing to invest in food products that support these objectives. What a great opportunity for the food industry!

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