Excessive consumption of sugar: a problem for human health.
Current scientific evidence shows that most of the non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, mental health problems, musculoskeletal disorders, remain the main causes of death worldwide and are also influenced by dietary risk factors.
In today’s world, the consumption of ultra-processed foods and industrial foods is growing more and more as they are more attractive, convenient and easily available. Let’s also add marketing appeal and ease of transport and storage. All this is closely related to the current lifestyle, where time is never enough: a pace of life that runs fast to keep up with the modern and technological era. Frenzy that leads to a change in daily eating habits with negative effects on the health of the organism, as highlighted by Martini D. et al1. In fact, this recent meta-analysis underlines that an increase in the intake of industrial and processed foods is also correlated with a substantial increase in free sugars and total and saturated fats, as well as a decrease in fibers, protein, potassium, zinc and magnesium and vitamins A, C, D, E, B12 and niacin.
Problem that raises concern especially in the pediatric age. In this regard, a study on sugar consumption in different age groups in various countries was conducted in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics by collecting data from nationally representative dietary surveys. In this review, North America (Canada and USA), Australia and New Zealand demonstrate that the intake of added sugars in children and adolescents is higher than in other countries2. In addition to eating fatter and more sugary foods, children don’t get enough physical activity and movement: partly out of laziness, partly because of the conveniences that technology offers.
These new eating habits lead to a greater risk and exposure to complications, thus impacting the health of the individual. For example, in the systematic review and meta-analysis by Zhila SA et al.3, 13 prospective cohort studies were analyzed showing a close correlation and an increased risk of incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) with the intake of sugary drinks.
Taking care of your body and ensuring it gets the nutrients it needs is essential regardless of age, health condition and levels of physical activity. This is why Nating cares about the line of sugar free extracts: 100% made in Italy and selected ingredients, such as to guarantee safety, efficacy and traceability. More fruit and vegetables in the daily diet: the phytonutrients contained inside abound in vitamins, minerals, fibers that act as antioxidants capable of protecting cells from oxidative stress. The primary objective is to offer new lines of extracts without the use of maltodextrins in order to have a final product with a low glycemic index and gluten-free, rich in terms of quality. On the site you can learn more about the line of branded products with supporting clinical studies.
A food may be considered functional if it has been satisfactorily demonstrated to beneficially influence one or more target functions in the body, beyond adequate nutritional effects, in a way that is relevant to well-being and health status or to the reduction the risk of a disease4.
From this point of view, Nating products are mostly superfoods and boast beneficial effects on the body, as decreed by the Ministry of Health.