A recent paper published in the The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences suggests adding broccoli or blueberries to the diet may alter gut bacteria and improve inflammation associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), at least in mice.
The study is part of early stage research within our Food Innovation Portfolio aimed at improving gut health within humans. Although early, the positive results offer hope for those suffering from the effects of IBD. Human clinical trials are now required to test whether similar benefits can be seen within human digestive tracts.
Posted by Mike on January 18, 2012
Running since 1986, Food ingredients Europe is the global meeting place for all stakeholders in the food ingredients industry. Fi Europe is held once every two years in a major European city and brings together the world’s leading food and beverage suppliers, R&D, production and marketing specialists and showcases the most diverse range of new and innovative ingredients and services.
Plant & Food Research were recently in Paris for Fi Europe, where research and business staff shared the latest research from our Food Innovation Portfolio with some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. Pleasingly, trends such as gut health and weight management as well as natural flavours and colours appear to have received increased attention this year.
Posted by Mike on December 5, 2011