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Yacon, the syrup of health

Yacon, the syrup of health

Antonio Gomez, RDN, Nutritionist at Wholefort Yacon has been heavily researched in the last decade due to its many health benefits. Yacon origins are genuine and only native to Peru.   Yacon crops harvest in other countries are not only illegal but lack the unique properties of the Peruvian plant. Yacon is a tuber abundant in fructooligosaccharides (FOS). FOS are prebiotic. Yacon syrup benefits start with the growth of health-promoting bacteria while reducing pathogenic bacteria populations in the gut, in other words, enhancing the microbiota profile.   Moreover, FOS metabolites, called short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), act as signaling molecules regulating...

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Additives in your food

Additives in your food

Antonio Gomez, RDN, Nutritionist at Wholefort Industries have been using food additives for many years. Recently, a pair of additives have caught our attention, and its origins may surprise you. One of the main functions of natural additives is to extend the shelf life of food products significantly. Without additives, products would spoil faster than expected, and food mass-production industries will lose a lot of money.  Nutritionally, additives have no beneficial nutritional value. Today, more than 3000 natural and artificial additives are available in the market, not only altering preservation, but flavor-enhancing, color-enhancing, and even appearance with the advent of...

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Take care of yourself, take care of your love ones.

Take care of yourself, take care of your love ones.

We have talked about Yacon's Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in the past. We all know they're excellent, if not the best prebiotic aid. They stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut extensively.   FOS are unique indigestible sugars, meaning they can not be broken down by our digestive system. Nutritionally speaking, they are fiber, and until recent years, dietary fiber's role in human health took a pivotal turn.  The discovery of indigestible sugars in human breast milk revealed the importance of fiber in healthy gut bacteria development to the medical community. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are an essential breast milk component,...

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Cancer awareness, look at your dietary patterns and lifestyle

Cancer awareness, look at your dietary patterns and lifestyle

October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness, marked in countries across the world. It helps increase attention and  support the early detection, treatment, and palliative care of  this disease.   There are about over one million new cases of breast cancer each year. It  is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in developed and developing countries.  When breast cancer is detected early, and if adequate diagnosis and  treatment are available, there is a good chance of cancer eradication.  Currently, there is not sufficient evidence of the exact causes of breast  cancer. Nevertheless, the incidences have been rising...

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