Emotional and mental wellness has taken the front seat post the pandemic.
The top trends in food technology are that food technologists and food scientists today are working to include functional ingredients in the food products they create. These ingredients help to improve and maintain good emotional and mental health.
The good food we eat gives us happy emotions. Especially when your mood is not so great, your favourite food transforms you into a world of joy, and this quality of food makes it a perfect company for anyone when they need it the most.
What are these functional Ingredients?
They perform special functions apart from being the source of energy.
For example, Food to supercharge your brain that contains natural ingredients we have known for decades.
Food ingredients simple as citrus fruits and certain seasonings that when added to your soup, juice, yoghurt gives a calming effect and helps relax to a great level. A blend of cinnamon, cocoa, and spices can do the work.
A mixture of omega-3 rich almonds, walnuts, peanut, and hazelnut help support cognitive function.
Prebiotics and probiotics together help in maintaining gut health.
Gut health is directly related to mental wellness and, the reason I chose today for this post as world mental health day is around the corner.
Top Trends in Food technology post Pandemic
1. Brands across the globe are positioning themselves as mindful choices highlighting nutrients in food and not only the calorie intake.
Companies across the globe look for functional ingredients that support and enhance emotional and mental wellness.
2. Functional formulations in food products that enhance the effectiveness of stress relief activities, mindful eating, and nutrient-dense products come to play.
Never underestimate the power of these functional ingredients: Ginger, garlic, tomato, curd, cocoa, coconut oil, nuts, citrus fruits, cinnamon, turmeric, mint, coriander, and curd may seem simple, but they have various functions including, enhancing immunity, antioxidant levels, support emotional and mental wellness too.
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