With satiety food formulations on the rise, breakthrough research from British scientists offers a deeper insight into the role of gut hormones on appetite and why a low GI (glycaemic index) meal, such as a morning bowl of porridge, keeps consumers feeling...
The search for low glycaemic and slowly digestible starch
continues, with scientists from Purdue University reporting a new
starch that may lead to smaller spikes in blood sugar and perhaps
ease hunger pangs.
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.
Different types of honey have similar glycaemic indexes, and
because of its potential health benefits ranging from prebiotic to
antioxidant it could be substituted for sugar, says a new study
from the US.
Foods with a low glycemic index and products containing
antioxidants will enjoy good growth this year as consumers continue
to "obsess over their health," according to a new study by
consumer tracker AC Nielsen.
The glycaemic index has not risen to the same astronomic trend
proportions of its low-carb predecessor, but this does not mean
there is a lack of interest. Rather, a slow build up could be a
sign that it is here for the long-haul.
FGH Consulting has developed methods for using inulin to make low
glycemic index, low calorie and high fiber confectionery and other
food products that are suitable for diabetics. As its first
chocolate bars come to market, the company...
The soluble fibre inulin, best known for its beneficial effects on
the gut, also lowers the glycaemic index of dark chocolate,
according to a new study, suggesting the ingredient could be used
in products targeted at blood sugar control.
Food and drink makers developing functional, ready to drink and
instant formulas could gain from European Commission approval for
the slow-release carbohydrate isomaltulose supplied by German firm
A Columbia University study has identified an increased incidence
of depression among Hispanic diabetics with poor glycemic control
(PGC), which the researchers say could have implications for public