fructooligosaccharides, Inulin, FOS

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are unconventional sugars, originated from plants, that have a great impact on food functionality, due to their physiological and physic aspects. They are supplementary fibers with prebiotic effects, which means they support gut health through probiotics digestion and intestinal motility. They have been proved to improve insulin/blood glucose and cholesterol levels, manage weight loss and overall immunity as well.

  • Origin: Plant Based, Synthetic
  • Source: Wheat Germs, Tomato, Fruits, Vegetables, Beetroot, Garlic, Bananas
  • Type: Prebiotic, Fibers
  • Age Range: Adults (18-60), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Digestive Health, Digestion

What are FOS benefits?

Texto Benefits

Table of relations

Outcome
Sub-Outcome
Consistent effects
Strength of effects
Scientific articles
Notes
Digestive Health Digestive Health

Digestive Health FOS and Digestive Health

Digestion is one of the most important processes in the body, as its function is to keep the body's supply of water, electrolytes and nutrients in a continuous flow. It is essential to have a healthy digestive system as it serves all other body systems and also, to have a good bioavailability of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The nutraceuticals that aid digestion act on the health of the gastrointestinal tract, including mouth, throat, stomach, intestine, digestive and absorptive capacity and the microbiome.
  • Digestion

    Digestion refers to the breakdown of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore it is one of the most important systems of the body, because it is responsable for all the nutrient income that ''feed'' all of our cells. Maintaining a good digestions is not always easy, as the digestive system behaves differently depending on how and what you eat. Some ingredients help this mechanism work better and preventing discomfort.

Table of negative interactions

Nutraceuticals
FOS
Foods
Rice, Non-Acid Fruits (e.g. Apples, Pears, Bananas, papayas), Eggplant, Squash and Broccoli, Cereals, Bread, Beans, Lentils and Chickpeas

Related videos about FOS

References