Mounting research into causes of dementia and cognitive decline have produced the recognition that two of the potentially modifiable risk factors into these conditions are diet and exercise. In a recent study at King’s College, London 418 adults age 65 and up were tested every two to three years over a 12-year period. Results revealed that cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s Disease were linked to levels of neural stem cell death. Importantly, underlying which was low levels of vitamin D, carotenoids, and lipids
Americans still are not meeting the recommended intake levels for dietary fiber, a nutritional failure that can lead to the development of a number of health issues down the road. The shortfall is so critical that the new “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025” has designated dietary fiber as “a dietary component of public health concern.”
Ingredients that affect gut health are characterized as prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and newly defined “postbiotics.” Ongoing research is elucidating the mechanisms by which these ingredients confer health benefits, demonstrating how trending ingredients such as fiber affect the gut microbiome on a molecular level, by interaction with microorganisms either directly or within intestinal cells.
Quadra Ingredients agrees to distribute Nexira ingredients in Canada, effective April 1
February 4, 2021
France’s Nexira, a world leading supplier of acacia gum, has designated Quadra Ingredients, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, as Nexira’s exclusive Canadian distributor, effective April 1, 2021. This will replace a former agreement with L.V. Lomas.
Class is in Session: Tate & Lyle launches Fiber University
February 2, 2021
Tate & Lyle PLC (Tate & Lyle), a leading global provider of food and beverage solutions and ingredients, is pleased to announce the launch of Fiber University, a new on-line modular course to help formulators and food scientists solve even the toughest fiber formulation challenges. This comes at a time when most consumers are not getting enough fiber in their diets.
For the 9th year, $50,000 will be granted to graduate students exploring the critical role of the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics in human health
December 16, 2020
Scientists in the field have found that the microbial community, or microbiome of the gut affects not only gastrointestinal health, but has links to the brain, immune system and even our circadian clocks.
Functional gums and fibers are meeting new trends and consumer demands.
December 1, 2020
As consumers seek healthier options and greater convenience in prepared and packaged foods, gums and fibers are receiving new recognition as important ingredients for health and biological functions as well as stability and texture. Fibers and gums often provide added health benefits — including improvements in blood sugar regulation, weight loss, and gut health — while lending texture and structure to foods and beverages.
Beneo expands line with organic chicory root fiber, rice starch offerings
June 17, 2020
BENEO, one of the leading manufacturers of functional ingredients, has expanded its chicory root fiber and rice starch ingredient portfolio with two new organic solutions. The launch of the new additions, comprising an organic waxy rice starch, Remyline O AX DR, and organic chicory root fiber, Orafti®Organic, paves the way for BENEO to strengthen its market leading position.
Nexira’s new inavea™ pure acacia offers prebiotic nutritional appeal with unique sustainability commitment
April 23, 2020
Nexira is pleased to introduce premium ingredient inavea™ PURE ACACIA, an all-natural, organic and GMO-free prebiotic ingredient sourced from carefully selected acacia trees. inavea™ PURE ACACIA offers a unique sustainable commitment and the value of high digestive tolerance with prebiotic properties for all nutritional foods and beverages.