Our taste buds love foods, which are loaded with sugars, salts, trans fats and saturated fats. They may provide an initial surge of energy or palatability, but you will quickly experience a low after eating them, feeling an urge to eat more. Hence, these Public health sensitive nutrients must be consumed in regulated amounts in your daily diet.1-5
Being a runner, you need to be careful about these because their intake in excess amounts can negatively impact your performance. Unrestricted intake of trans fats and sugars begin to affect your weight. Moreover, salt maybe a good source of sodium during rehydration, but in excess quantities, it can induce dehydration, retain water and affect your blood pressure. All of these elements put together can compromise firstly your performance and secondly and more importantly your overall health.
Hence, the gateway to success lies on your plate!1-5
Policy and commitment
As the world’s leading nutrition, health and Wellness Company, we at Nestlé have always been committed to constantly improving both the nutritional benefits and the taste of our food and beverage products. We pay particular attention to food safety and nutritional recommendations, whilst complying with regulatory requirements and meeting consumer expectations. The company reiterates its commitment to continue reducing the level of sugars, salts and fats in its food and beverage products and help consumers achieve daily nutritional targets. We adhere to the Nestlé Nutritional Foundation criteria as defined in the Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System.
The Nestlé Nutritional Profiling System is a rigorous system to evaluate the nutritional value of our products based on nutrition science and public health dietary recommendations from the World health Organization and other leading international and national authorities, translated into a product’s nutrient level criteria, taking the product composition and its typical use into account.
Since the establishment of the first Nestlé Policy on sodium in 2005, sodium levels in our products have been significantly reduced.
Our Policy target is to further reduce sodium content by an average of at least 10% over 4 years (2013-2016) in those products that do not meet the criteria
Since the establishment of the first Nestlé Policy on sugars in 2007, the sugar levels in our products have been significantly reduced (upto 10%).
Our Policy target is to further reduce the content of sugars by an average of at least 10% over 3 years (2014-2016) in those products that do not meet the criteria
Since the establishment of the first Nestlé Policy on saturated fat in 2009, the saturated fat levels in our products have been significantly reduced (upto 10%).
Our Policy target is to further reduce the saturated fat content by an average of at least 10% over 3 years (2014-2016) in those products that do not meet the criteria
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