Choline vital for healthy diet
A recent roundtable conducted by the Australian Nutrition Advisory Council for Eggs has concluded that 90 per cent of Australians are not consuming the adequate intake amounts of choline in their diets.
Choline can be found in foods such as eggs, meat, fish and milk, as well as some green vegetables and wholegrains.
Food scientists and medical researchers recently convened to discuss Australia’s current choline intake levels, the need for further research and elevating awareness of this important nutrient.
Many Australians are unaware of the benefits of choline and the need to incorporate foods containing the nutrient into their diet, despite it contributing to the development and function of all cells in the body.
Roundtable member Professor Tim Green of the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute stated: “Research shows choline plays an important role in brain development and may help prevent birth defects during pregnancy and as well as reducing the risk of cognitive decline in older people.
“New research being conducted in the field has revealed that choline plays a much larger role in maintaining good health than originally thought.”
Published: 29 Nov 2019