Consumers found little difference between white chocolate containing prebiotics, goji berry and/or sugar alternatives, and the control sample.

Recent global estimates show that the worldwide prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2014. To contain the issue of overweight/obesity, health programmes directed at weight management over the years have consistently placed the spotlight on the importance of dietary control among consumers. By BENEO

Manufacturers of food and beverage products look toward innovative natural ingredient solutions such as prebiotics for the health-conscious population without compromising on product integrity, quality, and nutritional value. By Sanmeet Nagarkar, research analyst, food & beverages, MarketsandMarkets

‘Probiotic’ products are everywhere, but not all consumers know exactly what they are or how they benefit health. The addition of probiotics to products can provide beverage manufacturers with unique opportunities. By Lisa Flower, marketing manager ANZ, Chr. Hansen

Dietary habits are becoming increasingly important in a world where obesity trends are on the rise. Prebiotics in particular, may be part of the solution in stopping this growing pandemic, by contributing benefits in the areas of blood glucose management, lowering BMI, and reducing caloric intake. By Christian Philippsen, MD, BENEO Asia Pacific 

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