When food does more than satisfy your appetite – functional food
According to product developers and food designers, food should not only taste good, but also provide a portion of health, well-being and comfort. There’s the yogurt that saves you the trouble of exercising after a meal, the cheese that speeds up sluggish intestinal flora and even juices that help boost the immune system with just one sip. And best thing of all, you can get all of those products, “functional foods”, in the supermarket for a bargain price. Health off the shelf! So why make the effort of eating a balanced diet, sticking to a slimming diet or giving up bad habits if there’s a supposedly simpler way?
But beware: Functional foods are not the “pill” to compensate for nutritional mistakes.