edited by Teri M. Paeschke
Nondigestible Carbohydrates and Digestive Health provides a broad view of carbohydrates influencing digestive health.
Part 1 is a general overview of carbohydrates that function as prebiotics or fermentable carbohydrates.
Part 2 is a more in depth examination of specific carbohydrates for digestive health and applications.
- Analyzes the most active fields of research currently performed on nondigestible carbohydrates
- Focuses on the growing opportunity to deliver digestive health benefits through fibers and other novel carbohydrates
- Explores new possibilities in prebiotics and fermentable carbohydrates
- Introduction to Fiber and Nondigestible Carbohydrates: Definition, Health Aspects, and Perspectives
- The Gastrointestinal Tract and its Microflora
- The Immunomodulatory Effects of Dietary Fiber and Prebiotics in the Gastrointestinal Tract
- Lower Gut Hormones and Health Effects Associated with Consumption of Fermentable Fibers
- Animal, In Vitro, and Cell Culture Models to Study the Role of Dietary Fibers in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Humans
- Impact of Fiber on Gastrointestinal Microbiota
- Fermentable Carbohydrates and Digestive Health
- Overview of Dietary Fiber and its Influence on Gastrointestinal Health
- Toward Second-Generation Carbohydrate Functional Food Ingredients
- Whole Grains and Digestive Health
- Fermentability of Polydextrose, Resistant Maltodextrin, and Other Soluble Fibers: Prebiotic Potential
- Development and Evaluation Bimuno®, a Novel Second-Generation Prebiotic Galactooligosaccharide Mixture
- Concluding Remarks: Gastrointestinal Health and Nondigestible Carbohydrates
Appendix: Nondigestible Carbohydrates: Structure and Sources