DEVELOPMENT OF FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGES AND THEIR VALUE IN OPINION OF YOUNG ACTIVE ADULTS
Authors: Grochowicz, J
Description: Functional beverages market is characterized by fast growth and development. Furthermore, a significant part of these drinks market is addressed to active young adults. Described beverage group has not only a positive impact on general human health, but also significant influence on cognitive function improvement, especially memory and concentration. In practice, there are four main and most common group of functional beverage, such as: (1) energy drinks; (2) isotonic drinks (sport drinks); (3) mineral water which are enriched with botanicals, vitamins, iodine and other substances; and (4) enriched fruit drinks.
The aim of the study was to analyse the frequency of selected functional beverage consumption in young active adults in the context of quantitative and qualitative analysis. In case of quantitative analysis, the frequency of selected beverage consumption was prepared.
Cross-sectional study was carried out in 196 students of tourism (n=129) and dietetics (n=67) in aged between 17 and 38 years old.
The results showed that energy drinks were the most common consumed functional beverage by students (47%). Moreover, students believed that functional beverage can have some negative influence on human health (49%). In context of qualitative analysis, the students' knowledge about the concept of "Functional beverage" was very limited. In students' opinion, the most common nutrients which can be added to these drinks were B-group vitamins (80%), minerals (68%), and caffeine (60%).
These results suggested that health education about functional food is needed, in young adults, especially in context of their health benefits.
Keywords: Keywords: functional beverages, enriched drinks
Conference name: CSBE/SCGAB 2017 Annual Conference, Canad Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6-10 August 2017.
Session name: Session 4B: Functional Foods, Nutrition, and Consumers
Publisher: Canadian Society for Bioengineering
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering