Obesity: The Dutch to the Rescue!
Isn’t ironic that the people responsible for some of world’s richest chocolates are now on a mission to invent foods that prevent obesity? That’d be like Marlboro coming out with a line of dietary supplements! Anna Mudeva of Reuters explains:
The Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), funded by the Dutch government and food groups like CSM Anglo-Dutch Unilever, is also developing food ingredients which can stop an obese person from developing diabetes.
"We are working on certain food ingredients, which provoke more satiety than others do on the long run, so that our partners can use them in food manufacturing," said Professor Robert-Jan Brummer, program director at TIFN.
"These products should trigger satiety and stop us eating more and more. They should also meet our dietary requirements, have a very good taste and be enjoyable to eat," he told Reuters.
Brummer declined to give details, saying it was a commercial secret, but added these nutrients could eventually be used in any kind of food from drinks to spreads and bread.Didn’t mother nature already invent obesity-preventing foods? Aren’t they called fruits and vegetables? Uh duh!
Several other research centers in the world are working to develop nutrients that could prevent obesity but Brummer said that none of them, including his own, had achieved big breakthroughs so far.
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