Alternative and functional pain management gathers steam

Alternative and functional pain management gathers steam

The times, they are a changin’: the percentage of consumers who prefer “alternative medicine” to standard medical practice has risen from 17% over the past 10 years, a 37% jump. The trend extends deeply into the realm of pain management, which continues down an inclusive path that suggests success for alternative therapy professionals.


New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

New directions for key areas of the U.S. functional food & beverage market

What do the latest trends in functional foods and beverages targeting weight management and satiety, sports nutrition and energy have in common? All three are benefitting from a shift to products made with more natural and whole food ingredients that are non-GMO and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Protein is particularly important to all three, with meat playing a more important role than in the past in delivering this nutritional benefit. According to the Packaged Facts ...


Why functional ingredients are among key food trends for 2015

Why functional ingredients are among key food trends for 2015

Today’s consumers want and expect more than great taste and belly-filling from the foods and beverages they consume. Ninety percent of Americans believe that certain foods offer health benefits beyond basic nutrition, according to research published in Packaged Facts’ Functional Foods: Key Trends & Developments in Ingredients. Baby Boomers and Millennials are looking for products offering positive nutrition to help them optimize health and avoid chronic and, potentially, life-threatening illness...