Top nutritionists share their food trend insights

November 22, 2014 11:06 AM

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Top nutritionists share their food trend insights

“Microbiome was tops for me as a buzz word this year. Studies presented at the conference showed that a healthy balance in the population of good versus bad bacteria in the gut, called the ‘microbiome,’ is related to improved immune function, a smaller waist circumference and even improved cognitive function. Increasing the intake of foods such as yogurt and kefir with live and active cultures and fermented foods including sauerkraut or kimchi helps add more good bugs to our digestive tracts. I predict we'll see more food products marketed with claims that they will improve our gut health and therefore our overall health and immune system.”

“Big buzz words this year were plant protein, probiotics, microbiome, and gluten free. Everything is gluten free, despite the fact that only 1-2 percent of the population has celiac disease. Yogurts will continue to grow as a category as will plant proteins in new forms like flours made from legumes...

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