Addressing Health and Nutrition Needs

Addressing Health and Nutrition Needs

Globally, people often exceed the recommended daily amount of calories and sugar they consume without meeting recommended intake levels of dietary fibre.

To help people improve their overall diet and meet global dietary recommendations, food and beverage manufacturers can improve the nutritional profile of their product portfolio by using innovative ingredients, such as dietary fibres and sweeteners, without impacting the taste, texture and mouthfeel that consumers know and love.

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Weight Management

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980. Overweight and obesity contribute to diabetes, heart diseases, and other non-communicable diseases. Research indicates that dietary fibres may increase feelings of fullness and satiety and are thus helpful in both weight loss and weight maintenance.


Good nutrition and physical activity are critical for maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, as well as promoting health and reducing risk of chronic disease. Evidence indicates that dietary fibres consumed at appropriate levels are associated with a lower blood glucose response after a meal, a desirable feature for healthy individuals as well as those with diabetes. Choosing foods and beverages containing low calorie sweeteners in place of sugar can also be helpful in moderating calories and reducing simple, refined carbohydrate intake.

In 2017, the World Health Organization reported that cardiovascular disease (CVD) was the number one cause of death globally; resulting in 17.7 million deaths worldwide in 2015. Controllable risk factors for CVD include unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, obesity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and unmanaged diabetes. Dietary changes to increase dietary fibre, reduce sodium and reduce body weight (reduce calorie intake) can help decrease risk.


The understanding of how the gut microbiome affects overall human health is advancing significantly. For example, the gut microbiome is critical for development of the immune system, decreasing risk of infection from pathogens, and the maintenance of gut barrier function. Research has established that certain dietary fibres act as prebiotics, selectively stimulating the beneficial gut microbiota, which helps to promote health.

Exercise and good nutrition are essential for bone health. Adequate calcium consumption is important throughout the lifespan. During adolescence the goal is to build strong bones and optimize bone mass, and as we age we should strive to maintain bone mass and retain bone calcium to reduce osteoporosis risk. Unfortunately, dietary calcium intakes usually fall below the recommended levels, so increasing calcium absorption and retention are of critical significance. Research has shown that certain dietary fibres may impact the gut microbiome and gut pH, thereby enhancing calcium absorption thus potentially supporting bone health.

Research demonstrates that polydextrose provides several physiological benefits that include satiety effects and reduced energy intakes thus potentially aiding in weight management. STA-LITE® Polydextrose is ideal for reduced-calorie food and beverage formulations as its calorie contribution is 1 or 2 kcals per gram, depending on the region and purpose of use.

Our PromOat® Beta Glucan can replace fat and reduce calories in food formulations. Emerging evidence indicates that increased intake of oat beta glucan may promote satiety and reduce energy intake, thus it may assist in weight management. Tate & Lyle’s PromOat® Beta Glucan is a great example of an ingredient that manufacturers can use in the development of new and innovative products that may promote health while helping to meet the population’s dietary fibre needs.

Scientific research suggests that a diet rich in protein is one dietary strategy to help promote postprandial satiety and weight maintenance. High-protein diets have been shown to be helpful in preserving lean body mass during weight loss. Our PrOatein® Oat Protein, provides the benefits of added protein that consumers desire while delivering a great taste and texture.

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Research studies have linked intake of low calorie sweeteners to weight management and better overall health. These sweeteners can be utilized in higher energy foods and beverages to reduce calories and potentially overall energy intake. Our portfolio of low- and no-calorie sweetening ingredients can help manufacturers to reduce calories in foods and beverages, which can provide more options for consumers in their efforts to make informed choices in relation to their daily energy intake.



Clinical studies have reported significantly lower blood glucose and insulin responses with polydextrose consumption both in healthy adults and in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Compared to glucose, which has a glycaemic index of 100, polydextrose has a glycaemic index of 7. An EFSA Panel noted that a cause-and-effect relationship has been established between the consumption of foods and beverages containing polydextrose and the reduction of blood glucose after a meal compared to sugar-containing foods and beverages.

The impact of oat beta glucan on blood glucose and insulin responses has been studied extensively over the past few decades. In 2011, EFSA determined that a cause and effect relationship has been established between the consumption of beta glucans (from both oat and barley sources) and a reduction of glycaemic responses after a meal has been established. Beta glucans increase the viscosity of the intestinal contents, delay stomach emptying, and reduce absorption of glucose due to their molecular weight and the dose provided.

In addition, our PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is a source of dietary fibre, has low glycaemic response, and is valuable for use in products for individuals with diabetes. PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre also supports healthy blood glucose levels by decreasing postprandial glycaemic response which is beneficial for both diabetics and non-diabetics.

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Several research studies have linked intake of low calorie sweeteners to blood glucose control and better overall health. Our low- and no-calorie sweetening ingredients provide solutions for the food industry to reduce calories and sugar in foods and beverages.


Reducing sodium levels in foods is a viable way to help meet public health goals aimed at reducing cardio vascular disease biomarkers. Research suggests that simply cutting out salt presents various challenges, including perceived inferior taste and low consumer compliance. Tate & Lyle’s SODA-LO® Salt Microspheres can reduce salt by 25-50% in certain applications through its patented technology that turns standard salt crystals into free-flowing, hollow salt microspheres that increase the perception of saltiness on the tongue.

Many studies have demonstrated that increasing intake of viscous soluble fibres like beta glucan can reduce LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol. Overall, data suggests that 3 g/day of beta glucan can lower LDL cholesterol by 3-5% and total cholesterol by 2-4% on average, with the greatest reductions occurring in those with higher starting cholesterol levels.  On a population basis, this may equate to a reduction in heart disease of 3-10%[1].  Tate & Lyle’s PromOat® Beta Glucan is a viscous, soluble fibre ingredient that manufacturers can use in the development of new and innovative products that may help promote normal blood cholesterol while helping to meet the population’s dietary fibre needs. Our PromOat® Beta Glucan can be used in formulations to assist in the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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Our PrOatein® Oat Protein is a protein concentrate ingredient made from oats and is vegetarian and vegan-friendly. PrOatein® Oat Protein can help meet the fast-growing consumer demand for products containing oats and protein-enriched foods.

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Dietary fibres resist digestion in the stomach and small intestines and are fermented to varying degrees in the human colon; many promoting laxation and demonstrating prebiotic effects.

Polydextrose is minimally absorbed in the small intestine and acts as a prebiotic because it is a substrate that is selectively utilized by human microorganisms in the large intestine conferring a health benefit. Its excellent digestive tolerance provides positive bowel function benefits. Clinical studies to date have demonstrated that polydextrose consumption increases faecal bulk/weight, faecal consistency, ease of defecation, and decreases transit time in healthy adults.

Our PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is well-tolerated at various intake levels and has better overall tolerance than inulin or FOS due to lower gas production as well as the location of fermentation within the colon. As a dietary fibre Promitor SCF contributes to digestive health or as a dietary fibre PROMITOR® helps support (or promote) digestive health

Dose-dependent increases in calcium absorption and retention have been published in human studies in adolescent females, a mixed gender adolescent population, and in post-menopausal women who consumed our PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre with their habitual diet containing adequate calciumTate & Lyle’s PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre is an ingredient that manufacturers can use in the development of new and innovative food, beverages, and supplements to help support bone health.

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