Carbohydrate

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SupplySide West 2017

Ingredion launches new ‘slowly digestible’ carbohydrate

By Adi Menayang

Ingredion has launched a new ingredient that will help finished product manufacturers “meet consumer demand for convenient, long-lasting energy in nutritional products,” according to the company.

'...with the same exercise you're preserving glycogen and producing much less lactic acid...' ©iStock

'this hasn't been seen before'

Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study

By Shane STARLING

A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

The profile of the sweetener has been boosted this month with the launch of STATE, a Danish sports drink fronted by Premier League football player Christian Eriksen.

Product strategy expert says palatinose's 'time has come'

By Lynda Searby

As consumer knowledge about blood sugar level management builds, low-glycaemic sweetener Palatinose could be about to enjoy its day in the sun, according to author and marketing guru Julian Mellentin. 

Sports nutrition expert: “...ketones delivered from a beverage for performance enhancement would likely only be beneficial where athletes are already pre-adapted to using ketones as a fuel (low carb dieters).”

UK ketones firm contacted by pro cycling teams

Ketones get rough ride at Tour de France

By Shane STARLING

The use of potentially performance enhancing ketones at the Tour de France cycling race has raised questions about their efficacy, legality and scale of usage.

High-fiber sourdough rye bread & reduced glycaemic response: Cause and effect? Yes. Health claim? No...

“almost any carbohydrate-containing food would induce a reduction of post-prandial blood glucose responses"

EFSA rejects Fazer rye bread health claim

By Shane STARLING

EFSA has agreed ‘high-fiber sourdough rye bread’ may significantly reduce post-prandial glycaemic and insulin response compared to glucose, but refused a health claim from Fazer in Finland because all foods would have the same effect in comparison to...

Nestlé said its patent-pending bite-size sports nutrition snacks were portable and tasty compared to performance bars on the market

Patent watch

Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.

Study shows potential for D-tagatose as sports nutrition ingredient

Study shows potential for D-tagatose as sports nutrition ingredient

By Hank Schultz

D-tagatose, an alternative sweetener that has drifted at the periphery of commercial viability for more than a decade, may have a new lease on life because of its blood sugar management properties, according to a study conducted by ChromaDex.

Scientists urge inclusion of glycaemic index on food labels

Scientists urge inclusion of glycaemic index on food labels

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The quality of carbohydrates in foods as measured by their glycaemic index (GI) should be included in national dietary guidelines and on food labels, according to a group of leading nutrition scientists from ten countries.

“Consumption of cereal products high in slowly digestible starch raises blood glucose concentrations less after a meal than cereal products low in slowly digestible starch”.

EFSA health claim opinion

Kraft chews on article 13.5 glycaemic health claim win

By Shane Starling

Kraft Foods Europe is the second company to win a positive article 13.5 proprietary and emerging science health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) with a submission linking starch and glycaemic response in baked products.

How do you sell healthy blood glucose to consumers?

Special edition: Diabetes

How do you sell healthy blood glucose to consumers?

By Elaine Watson

While a dietary solution to the ticking time bomb of type 2 diabetes would appear to have huge commercial potential, the US market for foods and supplements that keep our blood glucose levels healthy has yet to set the world on fire.

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