Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are bio-active components in human milk partially responsible for the protective effect offered by human milk. HMOs representing the three main groups of HMOs in human milk contribute to infants’ defenses and healthy development in different ways, shown in experimental, pre-clinical, observational and clinical studies.
Human milk oligosaccharides are a family of diverse structures which are classified into three main groups. Major HMOs of these groups support the development of a healthy immunity, shown by experimental, pre-clinical, observational and clinical studies.
By 2050, the global population will increase 20%. To feed this huge population, food production will have to more than double. Considering the current food system and diet standards, there will not be enough land on the planet to produce enough food for the population. Plant-based diets with fewer animal source foods commonly provides more fiber and less saturated fat and confers both improved health and environmental benefits. However, indiscriminate recommendations to increase plant-based foods may lead to unintended dietary consequences. Is therefore important to equally consider nutrition and environmental impact of any dietary shifts.
Every year around 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or waste, this represents one third of all food produced for human consumption. Food waste does not only mean wasting money, labour and resources but it also increases greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. Additionally, food waste can also impact nutrient losses. Simple measures at individual level can be taken to stop food wasting.
Toddlers have high nutritional requirements relative to their size. To support their rapid growth and development, toddlers need more nutrients than an adult, per kg body. Toddlers and young children should be able to get all the nutrients they need from an adequate and diverse diet. Healthy eating habits need to be established early in life. Exposure to a variety of foods options and responsive feeding practices, play an important role in helping toddlers learn healthy eating.
Are all carbohydrates equally important to you? Considering carbohydrate quantity but also quality has a crucial importance for a healthy and balanced nutrition. Balanced Carbohydrate Ratio has been developed and scientifically proven in order to identify products and diets with the most optimal carbohydrate content.
The first years of life are an important time period of brain development. High demand for energy is necessary to ensure adequate maturation of the brain during early infancy. While the “young brain” is relatively small when compared to the entire body, it has a “big appetite” for food, learning, and sleep.
The Lactobacillus genus contained over 250 species. New DNA-based analytical tools enabled scientists to see that the species historically grouped under Lactobacillus were very genetically diverse and did not adhere to nomenclature conventions.