Physicians have long extolled the virtues of a diet rich in fiber, and todays health-minded consumers are increasingly turning to fiber as a means of taking a proactive role in their own well-being. While earlier research confirmed fibers positive impact on overall digestive health, newer research has linked fiber with a variety of health benefits including weight management, improved heart health, lower cholesterol levels, improved insulin sensitivity, lower blood pressure, weight loss and even some anti-cancer effects.
In recent years, new soluble and insoluble dietary fiber ingredients and formulating options have flourished as food and beverage formulators have worked to keep pace with heightened demand. Gone are the chalky, fiber-fortified biscuits of the past. Todays fiber-fortified snack foods, cereals, chews and gummies are marketed as easy to incorporate into a healthy lifestyle, thanks to their great taste and texture. But formulating with fiber can be a tricky proposition when it comes to striking a balance and delivering a product that not only delivers nutritional benefits but also great taste and mouth-feel. Check out INSIDER's Fiber Buyers Guidebook to get important formulating tips and key questions to ask suppliers to help avoid potential pitfalls.
Inside the Fiber Buyers Guidebook youll gain:
- An overview of recent clinical research that underscores why fiber is an integral part of a healthy diet.
- A glimpse of some of the popular fiber ingredients used in food, beverage and dietary supplement formulating.
- Insight into some of the top questions to ask potential ingredient suppliers to help ensure success when formulating with fiber.