Probiotics, functional foods and nutrition

07.01.2022
Probiotics, functional foods and nutrition
PRO = for and BIO = life (from ancient Greek). The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.

In recent years, probiotics have proved to be a key element in the development of the functional food market.  The term functional foods refers to “foods having disease-preventing and/or health-promoting benefits in addition to their nutritive value”. In other words, these are foods which when consumed daily, help maintain optimal health.

Basic functional foods include probiotics and prebiotics. Scientific evidence of their positive effect on consumer health is emerging and their research is among the most current of human nutrition science in Europe, United States, Canada and Japan. The consumption of functional dairy products has increased worldwide. The concept of probiotic foods is part of the concept of functional foods is the result of the successful cooperation of science with food technology. 

Noviotic seeks to fulfill the Hippocratic covenant, seeking the application of good bacteria (Probiotics) in various fields of nutrition and health, based on the latest scientific discoveries.