Strengthen your immune system through a gut-friendly diet
In the recent ISAPP Science Blog an international scientific expert, Prof. Glenn Gibson (University of Reading, UK) recommends strengthening the immune system through our gut microbes with prebiotics and probiotics. According to Gibson, research shows a possible link between the gut and the immune system. Consuming prebiotics, such as chicory root fiber may make a difference. Click here for the full blog.
Want to know more on strengthening your inner defence with prebiotic chicory root fibers? Check out this leaflet. For more information and downloads on the most relevant physiological benefits of chicory root fiber and the most pertinent human studies, visit the experts.
In the Media
Researchers and consumers alike are asking what can be done to support our immune system, even more so during the ongoing pandemic. The influence of the microbiome is key in the link between the gut and the inner defence system. Read about how your immune function can be supported by prebiotics (and probiotics) in this recent interview, published by NUTRAingredients.com.
Did you know that only about 5 % of Americans are meeting the daily fiber recommendation? Dietary fiber is associated with a number of health benefits including digestive health, lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes to name a few. Even more positive effects are associated with prebiotic fibers, like chicory root fiber. In this concise overview you can learn more about the terms and categories of the different types of fiber and most important of all, you can learn what you can do to fill the “fiber gap”. Read more here.
Topics, such as immunity and staying healthy, are at the top of our minds these days! Gut health is more important than ever and evidence is growing confirming the beneficial role of prebiotics. Learn more about what you can do for your inner defense system and the role prebiotics and the microbiome play. Have a look at a recent article, which appeared in Nutraceutical Business Review for the whole story.
In a recent article on retaildietitians.com, Shari Steinbach offers information for retail dietitians on new food products and supplements, claiming to enhance digestive well-being. In view of the growing consumer interest and amount of research demonstrating the importance of our gut in keeping the body healthy, it is a perfect time for dietitians to guide merchant teams and shoppers alike on gut health solutions.
In a recent article which appeared in everydayhealth.com, Karien Ansel (RDN) describes 10 healthy snacks to help you cope with a hectic day. Ansel highlights the benefits of fiber and the importance of prebiotics in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota. She describes how foods containing prebiotic chicory root fiber can be found in the store – by looking for inulin on the ingredient list!
Learn why your kids need prebiotics just as much as probiotics in this article, which recently appeared in parents.com. In addition, more information on the nutritional benefits of prebiotic inulin and oligofructose during infancy, childhood and adolescence is available here, free for download.
A study published recently by Prof. Decsi and Lohner (University of Pécs, Department of Paediatrics, Hungary) investigated the supplementation with prebiotic chicory root fibers in kindergarten children aged 3 to 6 years. A daily dosage of 6 g of chicory root fiber was given over 6 months, demonstrating various health benefits. As well as having a positive influence on the gut microbiota composition and stool frequency the children receiving the prebiotic supplementation also experienced fewer incidents of fever and sinusitis. This research highlights that, even in this age group, the immune system can be strengthened with chicory root fibers. Click here to read the full study.