Prebiotics are substances present in certain foods that we eat, but which are not digested by the body and therefore serve as food for the beneficial microorganisms in the gut. Thus, consuming prebiotics is important for the maintenance of the gut microbiota, for the immune system, and for the body as a whole. The benefits of prebiotics include: Reduced blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreased risk of developing colon and rectal cancer, regulation of blood sugar, increased absorption of calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium, increased satiety among others.

The Psyllium fiber is named after the seeds of the plant Plantago psyllium, it is very commonly used to treat constipation. This kind of fiber is w...

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Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are unconventional sugars, originated from plants, that have a great impact on food functionality, due to their physio...

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