Food as good medicine is catching on and is becoming big business. Is this good or bad news?
The April 2014 issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of Food Technologists features contributing editor A. Elizabeth Sloan’s insights on The Top Ten Functional Food Trends for 2014.
Here are a few quick facts and trends:
- Just over half of consumers look for foods absent of artificial ingredients while one quarter of adults buy organic foods/beverages ((FIC, 2013b).
- Eight in 10 consumers believe that functional foods can help prevent or delay the onset of heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis and Type 2 Diabetes, while six in 10 associate it with benefits linked to age-related memory loss, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease (MSI, 2012a).
- Today’s Millennials between the ages of 14 and 33 view their food choices as healthier, more expensive, more natural/organic, less processed, better tasting and fresh (Hartman, 2013c).
- Consumers looking to shed a few pounds have avoided the deprivation-style weight loss campaigns and instead simply eat healthier while adding specific real food components and nutrients to their diet (Hartman, 2013a).
All of the above trends in the mainstream of the food technology sector are leading us in the right direction but we have so much further to go in order for our daily diet in and of itself to really bring about robust health. This means we must dramatically change our environmental practices and eliminate all polution, beginning with big pharma’s.
Here’s my typical morning supplementation with Therapeutic Foods, a healthy start to protect and heal the body.
Upon rising drink 2 large glasses of water while taking the following:
- Organic Chlorella- 4 tabs
- Phyto Power- 2 caps
- Wild Blueberry Extract- 1 cap
- Cruciferous Sprouts- 2caps
- Fructo Borate- 2 caps
- Ultra Mineral- 2 caps
- No. 7 Systemic Booster- 1 tsp mixed in one of the glasses of water.
Then off to my daily jog or basketball.
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