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Science key to digestive wellness innovations
When it comes to digestive health, consumers have, it seems, never been more conscious of the importance of a good ‘gut feeling’. And research proves it, with numerous studies now proclaiming the importance of the intestine and a balanced microbiome for overall health and wellbeing.
The decoding of the human genome, and the body’s microflora, has sparked much research into the intestinal microbiome, all of which indicates overwhelmingly that disturbances within the gastrointestinal tract and its bacterial community can have an effect on the whole body.
That’s why the latest offerings from GoodMills Innovation support gut health and bacterial diversity, with its new grain ingredients adding health benefits to that most essential of staple food products – bread.
In Julien Mellentin’s 10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition & Health, “digestive wellness” was listed for the third consecutive year in 2019. The fact that more and more consumers are considering intestinal health in their purchasing decisions indicates two things: the intestine is now an acceted and popular science topic, with bestsellers such as Grain Brain on the UK market and Darm mit Charme on the German market; and also, the number of consumers complaining about digestive problems, intolerances and allergies is on the rise.
This article is available in full in the IFT 2019 issue of Nutraceuticals Now