Prebiotics are food for the beneficial microbes that live in our gut. They provide health benefits for the human being by selectively promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. Prebiotics are found naturally in…
When asked about how the microbiota, or more specifically how prebiotic chicory root fiber, can improve your metabolism, Prof. Raylene Reimer (University of Calgary) explained several ways in which the metabolism can be influenced.
A diet including larger amounts of dietary fiber and prebiotics is necessary to promote a healthy microbiota. Prof. Raylene Reimer from the University of Calgary emphasizes that prevention of obesity and metabolic diseases needs to start early in the life span, as early as in pregnancy and infancy.
Prof. Raylene Reimer (University of Calgary, Canada) spoke at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™ in Chicago in October 2017 on how a healthy gut microbiota can help you eat less and improve your metabolism.
If you’ve looked outside your window while traveling along the highway, you’ve probably seen the pretty, blue, daisy-like chicory flower, a perennial herb that grows in many areas of the country. Inulin is the energy storage in those roots, that make the plant grow the next year.
Most of us learned in high school biology that the colon plays an essential role in our digestive system. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the colon is also one of the most important participants in the immune system because it houses the body’s largest microbiota colony.
It’s no secret that many of us are stopped up. In fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, about 42 million Americans are chronically constipated, making this one of the most common gastrointestinal problems in the United States.