What Are the Functions of Polydextrose
Ⅰ. The characteristics of polydextrose
Polydextrose is a water-soluble polymer compound formed by thermal polymerization with glucose as the main polymer, citric acid as the catalyst, and sorbitol as the plasticizer. As a new type of dietary fiber and thickener, bulking agent, formulation aid, filler, etc., polydextrose is mainly used in low-energy, high-fiber and other functional foods.
In fiber foods, polydextrose has become a major source of fiber with its content of more than 90% water-soluble dietary fiber; in low-energy foods, polydextrose can partially or completely replace sugar and fat, reducing food energy while reducing food energy. , can maintain the original flavor and texture of the food, bringing a satisfying taste enjoyment.
Ⅱ. The efficacy and role of polydextrose
1. Regulate lipid metabolism: Polydextrose can form a film in the small intestine and wrap some food fat, which can effectively limit the absorption of fat in the digestive tract, promote the excretion of lipid compounds, increase satiety, and reduce food intake. So as to achieve the effects of regulating blood lipids, reducing fat accumulation, and preventing obesity.
2. Lower cholesterol: Polydextrose can adsorb organic molecules such as bile acids and cholesterol mutators, inhibit the increase of total cholesterol (TC) concentration, reduce the synthesis and absorption of bile acids and salts, reduce the level of human plasma and liver cholesterol, and prevent and treat coronary artery disease. Arteriosclerosis, cholelithiasis and prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, etc.
3. Reduce sugar absorption: Polydextrose can hinder the full contact between food and digestive juice, inhibit the secretion of glucagon, and slow down the absorption of glucose, thereby reducing the postprandial blood sugar level, giving full play to the role of insulin, and preventing diabetes.
4. Prevent constipation: Polydextrose can absorb and swell water in the human intestinal tract and maintain water, increase the volume of feces, stimulate intestinal peristalsis, accelerate the frequency of defecation, and play the role of laxative and constipation prevention.
5. Can detoxify and beautify the face: Polydextrose can effectively adjust the pH value of the intestinal tract, improve the breeding environment of beneficial bacteria, and rapidly expand the beneficial flora such as bifidobacteria, thereby inhibiting the growth of saprophytic bacteria and preventing intestinal mucosal atrophy.
And timely excretion of toxins and metabolic wastes in the body, polydextrose prevents toxins from being discharged from the skin, achieves the effect of beautifying the skin and prevents the occurrence of hemorrhoids, gastroenteritis, colon cancer and other diseases.
Polydextrose is an artificial food additive that is a sugar, starch and fat substitute for many packaged foods, and acts as a leavening agent to enhance food taste and reduce calories.
It is also used to increase the fiber content of many products and is classified as dietary fiber on nutrition labels. While tolerance is high, excessive consumption of this additive has the potential to cause side effects.
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