Dietary fiber - Litesse®

High fiber diets are widely recognized as encouraging optimal digestive health and regularity, which can often be felt by the consumer as an improvement in overall well-being.

However, high fiber diets may also offer protection against many life-affecting health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, some forms of cancer and the growth of intestinal pathogens.

Nutritionists report that the average diet today contains less than half the recommended fiber intake of 25 – 30 grams/day. Litesse® can significantly boost the fiber content of foods and beverages, providing consumers with significant health benefits and offering food and beverage producers the opportunity to capitalize on a sustainable marketing advantage. 

Because fiber contributes to a balanced gastrointestinal tract, a diet high in fiber helps to improve digestive health, as well as playing a key role in the reduction of high blood cholesterol. 

Litesse® is extremely well tolerated (with a mean laxative dose of 90 grams per day), and is less likely to cause the rapid gas production, lactic acid accumulation and subsequent gastric discomfort associated with the consumption of certain fibers. 

A number of published clinical studies have concluded that Litesse® offers numerous digestive health benefits, including:

  • Significantly improved bowel function with no adverse side effects
  • Development of a favorable intestinal microflora (Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli)
  • Increased production of short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including butyrate, through microbial fermentation in the colon
  • Decreased colonic pH
  • Reduced glucose absorption from the small intestine

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The Litesse® polydextrose family of ingredients elicit very low glycemic responses, ranging from just 4 to 7, compared to glucose at 100.
As legislation can differ greatly between different markets, we always recommend the information provided is reviewed in line with local labeling legislation, in regards to Litesse®.
Litesse® polydextrose is a particularly effective ingredient in the development of reduced and low calorie foods and beverages.
Litesse® is an effective prebiotic – it is a nondigestible food ingredient which passes intact into the colon, where it is partially fermented. It then selectively stimulates the growth of beneficial bacteria, such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, helping to improve digestive health.
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Litesse® can help in reducing energy intake, by aiding in the manufacture of foods and beverages that are less calorically dense and which have a lower glycemic response.

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