The Value of Chitosan… as a Dietary Fiber

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Obesity has become a worldwide problem and the health burden of obesity-related complications is growing. This is because overweight and obesity lead to adverse metabolic effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin resistance. If there was a simple explanation to this epidemic problem, there would be a simple solution. We all know though that obesity results from energy imbalance—too many calories in, too few calories burned.

The healthy keys to weight management include: monitoring calorie and fat intake, being active and following a healthy lifestyle. But why does this not work for everybody? Modernization, globalization and current life-style conditions contribute to the obesity problem. People eat differently nowadays and spend less energy. They become tempted by short-term weight loss solutions instead of following a long-term weight management program and choose a suitable lifestyle. A slow and steady weight loss plan is emphasized, being well supported by delicious, nutritive and well balanced food choices. Improved eating habits, appropriate portion sizes and physical activity are important for a successful weight management plan which must be tailored to individuals’ needs. Nevertheless, the most effective way toachieveweightlossistoreducecaloriesinourmeal. This can be accomplished by the selection of appropriate food products, especially those that minimize hunger, fill the stomach and contribute to low caloric intake, such as dietary fiber.

This article is available in full in the Autumn 2014 issue of Nutraceuticals Now