The Tate & Lyle Nutrition Center aims to raise awareness of evidence-based science about ingredients, including their low and low calorie sweeteners and fiber, and their effects on gut health, blood sugar management, metabolism, gut microbiome, and weight management. Bone health and general health.
The hub provides expert knowledge, research and educational tools for food and beverage manufacturers, scientists and health professionals.
Visitors can access pre-clinical and clinical research conducted or supported by scientists from Tate & Lyle. White papers, articles, and events on nutrition topics such as glycemic response and synbiotics, the science of ingredients and health, and nutrition trends such as keto and low-carb diets are also available. One such case study on the website includes partnering with Nestlé to fill the Brazilian fiber gap.
The center also includes external research, nutritional guidelines and advice, and initiatives and developments published by global nutrition and health agencies such as the World Health Organization.
Ingredients with proven health benefits
The Nutrition Center was developed by Tate & Lyle’s Global Nutrition Team, who lead the company’s scientific research program and support food and beverage companies from its locations in the UK, US, Brazil and Singapore.
“With obesity and diabetes rates rising around the world, there is great interest from industry, governments, and the health and scientific communities in food and beverage ingredients with proven health benefits such as weight management and gut health,” said Dr. Kavita Karnik, Global Head, Nutrition & Regulatory Affairs at Tate & Lyle.
“The scientific knowledge about ingredients continues to grow. Exciting research points to additional health benefits, such as the role some fibers can play in supporting immune system function and metabolic health.
“With our new digital nutrition center, we have made it easier for our customers and the broader industry as well as colleagues from the nutrition and science worlds to access high-quality research content that informs product development and expands the evidence base and supports healthy living. “