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New Ingredient: Oligofructose and it's benefits

  • Oligofructose is a soluble dietary fibre found in chicory root, beans, fruits and oat products. 1,2
  • Oligofructose is not digested in the small intestine; thus
    • when it reaches the large intestine, its water-holding capacity can increase stool volume and stool bulk.
    • it is delivered intact to the colon, where it is fermented by fecal bacteria and stimulates the growth of healthy gastrointestinal (GI) bacteria. Oligofructose is also known as a prebiotic fibre.
This may help promote softer stools, reduce the risk of constipation and improve gastrointestinal (GI) health. 1,3,4
  • Experts recommend children to consume fibre as it is essential for optimal digestive health, a component of physical development.5,6
  • Good physical development can support a child’s ability to learn by enabling them to better interact with their environment.7
    One serving (240mL) of S-26® PROGRESS® and One serving (230mL) of S-26® PROMISE® now contains the soluble dietary fibre content of one banana 8,9

Growth and development both physically and mentally are fundamental in building a strong foundation for learning during the childhood years.

Supports a stronger foundation for learning

References:
  1. Niness KR. Inulin and oligofructose: what are they? J Nutr. 1999;129:1402S-1406S.
  2. Flamm G, Glinsmann W, Kritchevsky D, Prosky L, Roberfroid M. Inulin and Oligofructose as Dietary Fiber: A Review of the Evidence. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2001;41(5):353-62.
  3. Cherbut C. Inulin and oligofructose in the dietary fibre concept. Br J Nutr. 2002;87 (suppl 2):S159-S162. doi:10.1079/BJN2002532.
  4. Schneeman BO. Fiber, inulin and oligofructose: similarities and differences. J Nutr. 1999;129:1424S.
  5. Institute of Medicine. Dietary, Functional, and Total Fiber. In: Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press; 2005:339-86. https://doi.org/10.17226/10490.
  6. Butte NF, Fox MK, Briefel RR, et al. Nutrient intakes of US infants, toddlers, and preschoolers meet or exceed dietary reference intakes. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110(12 suppl):S27-37;
  7. Piek JP, Dawson L, Smith LM, Gasson N. The role of early fine and gross motor development on later motor and cognitive ability. Hum Mov Sci. 2008;27(5):668-81.
  8. US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. USDA Web site. http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/search/index.html. Accessed May 29, 2009.
  9. Ramulu P & Rao PU. Journal of food competition and analysis 2003; 677-635.

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