Description

Adequate fiber in the diet is essential for maintaining gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health and for weight management and glycemic control. But a majority of people in developed countries fall short of their recommended daily intake. Designed for product developers, nutritionists, dietitians, and regulatory agencies, Dietary Fiber and Health discusses critical findings from the Ninth Vahouny Fiber Symposium about the significance of dietary fiber and ways to get more fiber in our diet. Steeped in research and the latest data from international experts, the book explores a range of topics related to this essential nutrient. It is imperative that food product developers formulate foods with fiber and that health professionals recommend foods high in fiber to improve public health. The contributors to this volume provide a survey of not only the impact of fiber on human health, but also the myriad opportunities for fiber ingredients to be incorporated into foods for the benefit of consumers.


Key Features:-

  • Prebiotic effects of fiber and the characteristics and modulation of healthy flora
  • The health benefits of novel fibers such as inulin
  • The characteristics of maltodextrin, Fibersol-2, and low viscous fiber on satiety, glycemia, microbi
  • The impact of the new definition of dietary fiber published by the Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • The properties and immunological impact of Galactooligosaccharide and research on its effect on coli
  • Resistant starch and associated compounds

More Details about Dietary Fiber and Health

General Information  
Author(s)Susan Cho
PublisherT and F CRC
Edition1
ISBN9781439899298
Pages557
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2012