Omega-3 Supplementation May Help Reduce the Effect of Smoking on Preterm Birth

A recent study has found that omega-3 supplementation during pregnancy in smokers has a protective effect against recurrent spontaneous preterm delivery and low birth weight. KEEP READING >>

Shaping a brighter and healthier future

At DSM, we understand the power of nutrition and the profound impact it has on our future, especially during the first 1,000 days from the start of pregnancy. That’s why we’ve completely redesigned our catalog to deliver solutions to help address consumers’ health and lifestyle needs, helping you to better target your customers and drive sales! KEEP READING >>

Innovative Sugar-Free Beverages: Appealing to Consumers with Taste, Packaging and Marketing

A new study finds that many Americans are consuming more than the recommended limits of sugar. Too many calories without other essential nutrients (vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber) increases risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health issues linked to obesity. Manufacturers may want to consider introducing alternative beverage options for adolescents, young adults and cultural populations who typically favor sugar-sweetened beverages. KEEP READING >>

Managing Holiday Weight Gain with In-Demand Nutrients

Consumers know the steps that need to be taken to meet their weight management goals, but they often lack the right kind of products that align with those goals. By providing options for different kinds of applications that support their weight loss journeys, there is opportunity to connect with consumers during the six-week holiday window and, ideally, on a year-round basis. KEEP READING >>

The Night Shift: Formulating Food and Beverages for Evening Hours

In an age when technological connectivity is at an all-time high, “clocking out” after work has become less of a reality. The need to constantly check-in after hours often leads to feelings of stress and restlessness, both of which are tied to poor sleep. In efforts to ease stress caused by the workplace, consumers are turning stress-reducing fortified foods and beverages during the evening hours. KEEP READING >>

Snacking Smarter: Better for You Snacks for Health-Conscious Consumers

Better for You (BFY) snacks, nutritious snack products that are void of the controversial ingredients found in many snack foods on the market, have become a go-to option for Millennials, despite fierce competition in snacking. Research shows potential for growth in the market with ample opportunity for manufacturers. KEEP READING >>

Higher Dietary Magnesium Intake Lowers Fracture Risk

Cross-sectional studies have shown a significant association between higher magnesium intake and bone mineral density. Magnesium may also have a beneficial effect on inflammation and oxidative stress, two important risk factors for osteoporosis. KEEP READING >>

Nutrient-Rich Grain Foods Lacking in American Diets

Whether due to increased awareness of gluten’s role in celiac disease or its popularized associations with other health concerns, the gluten free diet has emerged as a significant dietary trend in America and, increasingly, across the globe. However, the tradeoff for restriction of grain foods is the loss of an important vehicle for delivery of key nutrients, as is described in new research published in Nutrients. KEEP READING >>

Fortified Watermelon Juice Improves Exercise Performance and Fatigue

Athletes often use various ergogenic aids to address fatigue and enhance exercise performance. Natural juices without added sugar and containing bioactive compounds are of interest to the juice industry as possible ergogenic aids. KEEP READING >>

Top Natural Flavors to Enhance Functional Beverages

From rose-flavored teas and chocolate-flavored coffees to blueberry-flavored protein drinks, the demand for flavor-rich products is growing as consumers increasingly select foods and beverages with natural flavors and product formulations for health benefits. KEEP READING >>

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