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What is the microbiota?

Microbiota means « little living » and is the recent name given to the entire microbial community living in symbiosis with our body. It comprises mainly what was further called the gut flora but does not restrict to it. Microorganisms can be found on every surface and in every cavity of our body. Even straight out of …Read More

What are phytosterols?

Phytosterols, which encompass plant sterols and stanols, are naturally occurring substances found in plants, which are similar to cholesterol. They are present in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, vegetable oils, nuts, seeds and cereals. PHYTOSTEROLS REDUCE BAD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS Research has shown that, although structurally close, plant sterols/stanols cholesterol metabolize differently and compete at …Read More

What is functional food?

Whilst unraveling the beneficial effects of food ingredients in improving physical and mental well being as well as reducing the risk of diseases, new foods are being developed in order to incorporate those active ingredients into known food matrices. Those new products are called functional food because one or more active added ingredients provide them …Read More