Overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Interestingly, observational studies consistently show that individuals with lower body mass index (BMI) consume a greater amount of pulses as part of their usual diet (1). The WHO considers that there is convincing evidence that a high intake of dietary fibre protects against weight gain and obesity and can even promote weight loss (2).
Because reaching recommended pulse and/or dietary fibre intakes can be a challenge in today’s lifestyle, Olygose has been working to help consumers reaching some of the associated benefits.
Olygose extracts and purifies from field peas (Pisum sativum) a unique and proprietary family of soluble dietary fibres, ‘alpha-galacto-oligosaccharides’.
The appetite-curbing effect of these GOS is clinically demonstrated, allowing Olygose to launch CravingZ’Gone® :
• in the form of ready-to-use dietary supplement solutions
• or as a versatile satiety-boosting ingredient for functional food and beverages.
(1) McCrory et al. Pulse Consumption, Satiety, and Weight Management. Adv. Nutr. 2010 ;1,17-30.
(2) WHO. Diet Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. WHO Technical Report Series 196, 2003.