In line with increased health awareness, consumers are keener on more natural, plant-based products that delivers good nutrition and functionality (Arenas-Jal et al., 2019).
Sustained Energy Enables Endurance Activity
Healthy living brings enormous growth in sport nutrition (Arenas-Jal et al., 2019). Palatinose is a natural, and non-GMO carbohydrate from sugar beet which supports active lifestyle. Its structure, with stable glucose-fructose linkage, causes slower digestion by the enzymes, resulting in a steady, longer-lasting fuel supply to the body. Fat oxidation are promoted during endurance exercise, which in overall helps athletes to perform better (Beneo, 2020; König et al., 2016).
Blood Glucose and Weight Management
Keeping blood sugar levels within a healthy range matters from early childhood as well as in later life as it supports healthy development and aging. Low glycemic index (GI) diets raise our blood sugar level slower and benefit diabetic patients (Maresch et al., 2017).
Palatinose, featured with a low GI, minimally increases blood glucose and insulin levels (Jang et al., 2020). It is noteworthy that lower insulin release allows the body to burn more fat and aid in weight control (König et al., 2012; Maresch et al., 2017). Isomalt is also another sugar replacer derived from natural sources, and is often recommended for diabetics as it has a low GI. In addition, isomalt supplies only half of the caloric value of sucrose (Grembecka, 2015).
Greater Interest in Gut Health Among Customers
The key element to achieve a healthy digestive system is sufficient intake of the right dietary fibre. Inulin is a naturally occurring prebiotic fibre from chicory root. Sufficient studies have shown that the consumption of inulin resulted in a consistent and significant increase in good bacteria in the human gut, which helps in relieving constipation and increasing stool load or frequency of bowel movements (Moser et al., 2015; Shoaib et al., 2016). Furthermore, having a healthy digestive system also safeguards our immunity (Ashaolu, 2020).
Embrace Clean-living Lifestyle
To sum up, by adopting an active lifestyle, embracing a healthier dietary pattern and recognizing the benefits of health foods, we can definitely achieve more positive outcomes for our health and well-being.
At DPO, we are honoured to be in partnership with Beneo Orafti and Beneo Palatinit to bring you a range of ingredient choices that could elevate your quality of life.
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