Plant-based protein shakes may be better than whey protein shakes for people who need to monitor their glucose levels, according to research from the Centre for Nutraceuticals at the University of Westminster.
The gut-brain axis plays a key role in the regulation of sugar in the blood. However, those with diabetes experience significantly higher sugar levels because the condition causes the regulation process to malfunction.
Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools. And then there are blends of the two…plus the carb and protein...
Data backing ‘carbohydrate solutions’ like sports gels to benefit 60-minute-plus endurance efforts have been rebuffed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), a decision one sports nutrition expert called, “controversial”.
Europe's population is getting older, bringing a range of nutrition-related health concerns to the fore, including how to maintain muscle mass as we age - an issue thought to be closely related to protein consumption.
Extracts of a Malaysian medicinal plant known locally as the ‘water jambu’ or ‘water apple’ could provide bioactive compounds that help to support people suffering from diabetes by reducing lowering blood sugar levels, suggest researchers.
As the world takes a long, hard look at waistlines and decides to do something about them, the food and beverage industry is under pressure to slash the fat and sugar content in products, and provide accessible information about what’s in a pack. This...
DSM Nutritional Products’ decision to ditch the mainstream in favour of “gym warriors” and “sports enthusiasts” like cyclists and runners has turned the PeptoPro brand around and driven 40-50 per cent annual growth, the company said.
Orafti has announced a price increase for its Beneo fibre
ingredients in response to increasing raw material and energy costs
- a measure it says it has tried to stave off as long as possible
but which is now inevitable.
Extracts from French maritime pine bark may inhibit an enzyme
linked to glucose absorption 190 times more than a synthetic
medication, says new research from Germany that could offer
significant benefits for diabetics if the results...
The natural sugar trehalose has been shown to relieve the symptoms
of Huntington's disease in mice and could one day be used to treat
the disease in humans, currently without cure, suggest Japanese
A small study carried out in the UK seems to support earlier
findings showing that coffee reduces the risk of diabetes.
Researchers found that both caffeine and another compound altered
glucose absorption in the intestine.
An inability to regulate blood sugar levels could be the link to
some of the memory loss that occurs as we age, according to new
findings by US researchers. The study finds an association between
the size of the hippocampus, the part...
According to the NNFA Coalition for Informative Carbohydrate
Labelling, American consumers are increasingly aware of the
relationship between consumption of dietary carbohydrates and
increased blood sugar levels.