Foods designed to help manage type 2 diabetes currently often are sequestered in drugstores or low-traffic areas next to pharmacies in grocery stores, but that could change in the next five years as the extent of the disease’s threat becomes better understood...
Researchers baked cookies using Versafibe 1490, a branded resistant starch by Ingredion, and another batch without it. Then they had 28 healthy participants eat either one cookie to compare Versafibe’s effect on postprandial blood glucose levels, and...
While fiber hasn’t quite reached the same superstar status as protein, consumer interest in the ingredient is rising rapidly as they look for ways to manage their weight while still enjoying food and beverages with high quality taste and familiar mouthfeel.
The composition of our microbiota may change through the development of pre-diabetes and diabetes, thus predicting risk and potentially leading to new ways to aid blood sugar management, say researchers.
With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at the key ingredients in this growing sector.
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As part of our special edition on blood sugar, Elaine Watson caught up with Dr. Sandy Chien, VP Innovative Products at California-based HORN Nutraceuticals, which is introducing a new cinnamon-based blood sugar control ingredient called MealShape to the...
Special edition: Tackling diabetes. Formulating for healthy blood sugar
Given that one in three American adults is expected to develop type 2 diabetes by 2050, and poor diet and lack of exercise may be largely to blame, what can food and beverage manufacturers do to tackle this epidemic?
A new-onset type 2 diabetic who developed diarrhea after being prescribed the drug Metformin resumed regular bowel movements, lost weight and experienced a dramatic reduction in fasting blood sugar after taking a novel ‘cobiotic’ ingredient, according...
Vinegar (acetic acid) should be ‘purposefully’ integrated into more food matrices, say the researchers behind a new study which reports the potential blood sugar management potential of a vinegar beverage.
A firm co-founded by Whole Foods Market chairman John Elstrott is in talks with top consumer healthcare firms about developing medical foods containing a novel ingredient claimed to improve blood glucose control and metabolic function in pre-diabetics...
Gluten-free giant Boulder Brands has moved into new territory today with the acquisition of a controlling (80%) stake in GlucoBrands, the owner of Level Life Foods - a specialist in diabetes management products.
The Florida-based firm behind Emulin - the star ingredient in GNC’s glucose control supplement GC7X - is seeking a big gun in the ingredients supply market to help it engage with the biggest food and beverage brands in the US and Europe.
Sipal Partners has developed an organic fructose syrup with
exceptionally high fructose content, providing a sweetener low in
calories and with a low glycemic index for a growing market sector
Reuteran - a novel alpha-glucan produced by the bacteria
Lactobacillus reuteri - could be finding its way into
bakery and dairy products as a weight management ingredient, Dutch
scientists have reported.
Low-glycemic products are only just gaining momentum, according to
Packaged Facts, which predicts that the glycemic-control angle will
be an ever more pressing consideration for marketers and
formulators in the coming years.