BENEO-Institute – knowledge to connect nutrition & health.
Consumers’ health consciousness and expectations towards today’s food are continuously rising. Health professionals need to be in a position to give guidance to both consumers and food manufacturers. The BENEO-Institute offers access on the physiology and the latest nutrition science as well as on legislative aspects related to BENEO ingredients. With this expertise BENEO supports health professionals and food and drink manufacturers in innovations that are substantiated with nutritional science.
The BENEO-Institute’s work includes:
- Nutritional research and peer-reviewed articles
- Position papers on nutritional and regulatory topics
- International research conferences and workshops
- Consultancy with respect to regulations and nutrition communication
- Support and advice in product composition
- Participation in joint/collaborative research projects
We focus on the global megatrends in nutrition science and food:
- Functional ingredients to age well
- Gut microbiota benefits with prebiotics
- Digestive health and its positive effects on overall health
- Weight management
- Blood sugar management and low glycaemic concepts
- Calcium absorption improvement and bone density
- Dental health
- Healthy nutrition during pregnancy, infancy and childhood
The latest BENEO-Institute news.
There is growing evidence demonstrating the important role nutrition plays in modulating the interaction between gut and brain. Read here insights into recent study results presented during an exclusive scientific symposium.
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Getting older is a major risk for developing type 2 diabetes but nutrition can help to delay or prevent this disease. Here, especially a low glycaemic diet is key. Some of BENEO’s functional ingredients help to lower the blood glucose response and the insulin response.
In her interview with Today’s Dietitian Dr. Raylene Reimer, University of Calgary, candidly shares her experience with mind-blowing research on prebiotics and chronic disease.
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A new study demonstrates that the intake of oligofructose alone, or in combination with a human milk oligosaccharide, promotes a significant increase in Bifidobacteria in the gut and can result in substantial improvements in mood.
A recently published scientific study demonstrates that prebiotic chicory root fibres support the selective growth of Bifidobacteria in the human gut, no matter which food application and food matrix they are used in.
Prebiotics and the gut microbiome – Gut Talk with Dr. Raylene Reimer.
In her interview with Today’s Dietitian Dr. Raylene Reimer, University of Calgary, candidly shares her experience with mind-blowing research on prebiotics and chronic disease. She also clarifies misconceptions on the use of ‘biotics’ terms and is very straight that the only proven prebiotics are inulin, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), and galactooligosaccharides (GOS). Additionally, she is sharing some tips on how to take care of your gut microbiome for overall health.
Prebiotics and the gut microbiome – Presented by Dr. Raylene Reimer.
Don’t miss this long-awaited recording, presented during Today’s Dietitian Spring Symposium 2023. Raylene’s focus is the importance of gut microbiota for health at all ages, illustrated with examples of scientific research related to natural ingredients such as prebiotic fibres from chicory root which can modify the gut microbiota, to improve digestive health with outreach even to the management of chronic diseases, such as obesity and osteoarthritis, among others.
Prebiotics: Harnessing the power of the gut microbiome.
Dr. Hannah Holscher, University of Illinois, spoke at Today’s Dietitian Symposium 2022 on prebiotics, the gut microbiome and how they can influence protective functions, vital to human health. Prebiotics have a positive effect on the intestinal microbiome to improve digestive health, support weight management, glycaemic control and bone health. This guide to proven prebiotics also identifies ways of increasing prebiotic fibre consumption in the diet to support health.
Healthy Ageing. More than eating well and staying active.
Improving dietary quality and promoting physical activity are vital to improve the health span of older adults, but what does research show about the use of BENEO’s functional ingredients, such as isomaltulose and chicory root fibres to help lower disease risk and improve health outcomes? Time to talk about it – the United Nations “Health Ageing Decade” has already begun. Listen in to Chris Rosenbloom as she takes us through taking small steps toward healthier aging.
Update on metabolic improvement with Palatinose™.
Dr. Sangeetha, Human Nutrition Unit, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain, gave a scientific update on “Metabolic improvement aspects with Palatinose™ (isomaltulose) at the at the 38th Conference of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia, 4.-5. July 2023. This outstanding presentation even included results of her own research on the low glycaemic response of Palatinose™ as a sugar substitute in the diet of Malaysian adults.
Information for health professionals.
Is there more to healthy ageing than nutrition and exercise?
Scientifically supported health-related benefits of functional fibres and carbohydrates for the silver generation.
Prebiotics and Palatinose™ in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
Benefits of choosing smart ingredients for an important life span development.
Inner defence support with prebiotic chicory root fibres.
How do prebiotic oligofructose and inulin help to strengthen our inner defence system? The support of beneficial bacteria is key!
Chicory root fibre, healthy gut microbiota and more.
The prebiotic concept with Orafti® fibres (inulin, oligofructose/FOS): – A healthy gut flora and the physiological benefits.
Improved metabolism and health with Palatinose™.
Palatinose™ – a unique slow-release carbohydrate for sustained energy, lower blood glucose and insulin response and a higher level of fat burning.
Important publications – chicory root fibres.
Physiological benefits – prebiotic chicory root fibres – important references for the scientific background!
Palatinose™-The carbohydrate with unique properties!
Palatinose™ – the slow release carbohydrate for improved metabolism and health.
Dietary fibres Q&A: digestion, digestive tolerance and more.
Frequently asked questions related to dietary fibres in general and to some specific dietary fibres, such as chicory root fibre, for a quick orientation.
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Isomaltulose – a unique combination of physiological properties.
Isomaltulose is a fully digestible, slow-release carbohydrate, which offers a variety of health benefits for energy management, individual performance and long-term health.
Chicory root fibre (Inulin & Oligofructose) and digestive health.
Find out more about the physiological benefits associated with chicory root fiber – from the prebiotic effect to weight management, infant nutrition, increased calcium absorption and more.
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