Carbohydrates and fibers (sugar, starches)

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Specific HMOs linked to infant brain development: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Individual human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) may play critical roles in the maturation of gray matter in an infant brain, showing that inclusion of specific HMOs in infant formula could be beneficial, says a new study.

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Study finds link between ultra-processed foods and mental health

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A study exploring the connection between ultra-processed foods (UPF) consumption and reported adverse mental health symptoms found that participants who had a diet high in UPF were more likely to report instances of 'mentally unhealthy' and...

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Plink! The effervescent future of functional beverages

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once associated with refreshment and relaxation, the crack of a can or hiss of gas following the twist of bottle top is becoming a source of anxiety for some consumers who associate it with single-use plastic, broken recycling systems and unwanted litter.

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Pectin's "a-peeling" future

Pectin's "a-peeling" future

Familiar, plant-based, highly functional… today's pectin ticks off a lot of boxes for consumers and product developers alike. Learn how this humble...

Subtleties in sugar reduction

Subtleties in sugar reduction

While indulgence became common practice during the stress of a global pandemic, consumer habits are returning to normalcy… spurred on by new research on...