Research by Kerry ranks honey as consumers’ most preferred natural sweetener, followed by sugar, maple syrup, stevia, and agave.
Weight Management Nutrition
An animal study found that adding a mung bean protein isolate to a high-fat diet reduced diet-induced weight gain, fat mass accumulation, and hepatic steatosis.
In a review of 68 existing studies, researchers found that weight reduction, in particular, can help to reduce the progression of osteoarthritis symptoms. They also found that lipid-modifying diets may contribute to reduced symptoms, though the evidence for that outcome was more sparse.
With more suppliers launching Reb M ingredients, stevia companies at July’s Institute of Food Technologists’ Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago spoke about ongoing efforts to commercialize and scale up supply.
Layn Corp. (Newport Beach, CA) will introduce new stevia- and monk fruit-based sweetening solutions at next week’s Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Chicago that are tailored to specific food and beverage applications for maximum effectiveness.
The study found that a calorie-restricted, high-protein diet, with or without soy protein, may improve body composition and cardiometabolic health, while also helping to keep weight off over time.
Tea Fat Burner Red is a weight-management beverage formulated with green tea extract (Camellia sinensis), caffeine, and Chromax chromium picolinate.
Reducing sugar is tricky because sugar generates much of the sweetness and texture in a chocolate product. Plus, using any sweetener other than cane sugar can increase manufacturing costs.
In the study, cyclists who pre-supplemented with Palatinose prior to exercising exhibited a more stable blood glucose profile, higher fat oxidation, and improved athletic performance, compared with a maltodextrin control group.
Plexus Slim Hunger Control is a fiber-based ingredient that the company says boosts satiety and complements the company’s Slim Microbiome Activating supplement.