Category : Food & Ingredients

When you consume dietary fibers, it is not your body that breaks them down—it’s the bacteria in your large intestine! Important molecules produced by this bacterial activity are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which comprise a maximum of six carbon atoms along with atoms of oxygen and hydrogen. Your body absorbs around 95% of these SCFAs and puts them to…

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When you consume dietary fibers, it is not your body that breaks them down—it’s the bacteria in your large intestine! Important molecules produced by this bacterial activity are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which comprise a maximum of six carbon atoms along with atoms of oxygen and hydrogen. Your body absorbs around 95% of these SCFAs and puts them to…

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The power of food to impact your health is not a new idea, but it is only with emerging research on the human gut microbiota that scientists are beginning to understand exactly how this happens. Whether you eat a strawberry or a hamburger, the food components enter your digestive system and encounter the intestinal microbes. Through a series of complex…

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The power of food to impact your health is not a new idea, but it is only with emerging research on the human gut microbiota that scientists are beginning to understand exactly how this happens. Whether you eat a strawberry or a hamburger, the food components enter your digestive system and encounter the intestinal microbes. Through a series of complex…

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Every time you eat whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables - foods very rich in dietary fibre, which is a type of carbohydrate present in plants - you are not only taking care of your health, but also nourishing some of the trillion microbes inhabiting your gut that, in turn, take care of you. And as a new study suggests,…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Every time you eat whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables - foods very rich in dietary fibre, which is a type of carbohydrate present in plants - you are not only taking care of your health, but also nourishing some of the trillion microbes inhabiting your gut that, in turn, take care of you. And as a new study suggests,…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Why diets do not have the same effect in different individuals has long been a mystery in the field of nutrition. Different studies in recent years have shed some light on the issue, highlighting the role gut microbiota plays in both the physiology and metabolism of humans. In fact, it is known that the trillion microorganisms inhabiting the human colon…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Why diets do not have the same effect in different individuals has long been a mystery in the field of nutrition. Different studies in recent years have shed some light on the issue, highlighting the role gut microbiota plays in both the physiology and metabolism of humans. In fact, it is known that the trillion microorganisms inhabiting the human colon…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Ever wonder why the diet your doctor prescribed, which you followed for several months, failed to work despite all your efforts? Or why although you eat healthily you can’t lose a measly pound while your gym mates are all slimming down? Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have now discovered and proven for the first time the…

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Ever wonder why the diet your doctor prescribed, which you followed for several months, failed to work despite all your efforts? Or why although you eat healthily you can’t lose a measly pound while your gym mates are all slimming down? Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have now discovered and proven for the first time the…

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Patrice D. Cani is a researcher and Professor from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and team leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Université catholique de Louvain's Brussels-based Louvain Drug Research Institute. He was one of the scientists who came up with the concept of a prebiotic while working at Nathalie Delzenne’s and Marcel Roberfroid’s…

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Patrice D. Cani is a researcher and Professor from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) and team leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition research group at the Université catholique de Louvain's Brussels-based Louvain Drug Research Institute. He was one of the scientists who came up with the concept of a prebiotic while working at Nathalie Delzenne’s and Marcel Roberfroid’s…

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In the human body, immune system activity needs to be set at just the right level. Like a volume dial that must be set loud enough to hear, but not so loud that the neighbours come knocking, immune responses can be neither too high nor too low. High activity means the body starts attacking its own healthy tissues, and low…

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In the human body, immune system activity needs to be set at just the right level. Like a volume dial that must be set loud enough to hear, but not so loud that the neighbours come knocking, immune responses can be neither too high nor too low. High activity means the body starts attacking its own healthy tissues, and low…

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Since ancient times, many cultures around the world have included foods rich in microbes - friendly bacteria able to give a helping hand to our microbiota and overall health – in their traditional diet. Scientists are starting to better understand the role of these microorganisms and how they can have a positive impact on the health of our gut. At…

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Since ancient times, many cultures around the world have included foods rich in microbes - friendly bacteria able to give a helping hand to our microbiota and overall health – in their traditional diet. Scientists are starting to better understand the role of these microorganisms and how they can have a positive impact on the health of our gut. At…

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Butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation is a familiar experience, but surprisingly, scientists don't yet know exactly how this happens. The gut-brain axis – the brain's influence on the gastrointestinal tract and the other way around – is now a subject of keen scientific interest. A recent review, published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, covered what we know…

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Butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation is a familiar experience, but surprisingly, scientists don't yet know exactly how this happens. The gut-brain axis – the brain's influence on the gastrointestinal tract and the other way around – is now a subject of keen scientific interest. A recent review, published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, covered what we know…

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Digestion is extraordinarily complex, and there is a long list of ways it can go wrong. From constipation to bloating, digestive disorders can cause significant distress for infants and children as they develop. Fortunately, with emerging research on the microbiota, doctors, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals have a growing list of science-based strategies to use in addressing these problems. Healthcare…

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Digestion is extraordinarily complex, and there is a long list of ways it can go wrong. From constipation to bloating, digestive disorders can cause significant distress for infants and children as they develop. Fortunately, with emerging research on the microbiota, doctors, dietitians, and other healthcare professionals have a growing list of science-based strategies to use in addressing these problems. Healthcare…

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