Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2014

July 7, 2014 06:49 AM
 
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Among the highlights: Dairy fat may no longer be a villain in heart disease risk.

Source: Dairy Council of California

The Dairy Council of California has released its Top 10 Nutrition Trends for 2014. Highlights include: dairy fat may no longer be a villain in heart disease risk; milk and dairy foods promising in prevention of metabolic syndrome and diabetes; and consumers’ interest in natural, functional, fresh foods grows.

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1. Milk and dairy foods promising in prevention of metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
2. Dairy fat may no longer be a villain in heart disease risk.
3. Protein continues to provide a multitude of benefits across ages.
4. Consumers demand personalization in many aspects of their lives.
5. Challenges to milk consumption continue due to a litany of complex concerns.
6. The role of the gut microbiome in health is advancing rapidly.
7. Obesity still a primary health concern, with efforts focused on children.
8. Consumers’ interest in natural, functional, fresh foods grows.
9. Cognition and mental health are new areas of nutrition research.
10. Changes coming in the health care environment.

Produced twice annually by Dairy Council of California, the TRENDS newsletter updates industry leaders on emerging nutrition issues likely to have a positive or negative effect upon the dairy industry. The trends tracking system, monitored by a team of staffers, is designed to identify issues early and track their development through multiple communication channels.

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