BOTANICAL INNOVATIONS MD SEMINAR FOOD MATTERS LIVE FERMENTATION AND GUT HEALTH

TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, GALLERY ROOM 3

To meet the growing demand for digestive health products, this session will review the latest research on the relationship between fermented food and drinks, gut health and beyond. Industry experts will also explore the latest scientific developments in the use of prebiotics and other emerging ingredients to develop food products to improve digestive health and reduce the risk of disease.

Chair:  Professor Dr Mahesh S Desai, Head of Eco-Immunology and Microbiome Research Group, Luxembourg Institute of Health

15.45 – 16.05 Prebiotic chicory root fibres support digestive health and beyond

Silke Ullmann, Manager Nutrition Communication, BENEO-Institute

16.05 – 16.25 No guts, no glory: why eat fibre?

Professor Dr Mahesh S Desai, Head of Eco-Immunology and Microbiome Research Group, Luxembourg Institute of Health

16.25 – 16.45 Fermentation and gut health: back to the future

Kerry Ferguson, Managing Director, Botanical Innovations

16.45 – 17.00 Closing question and answer session

GALLERY ROOM 3

 

The digestive health market is worth $64 billion and is continuing to grow at 4.4% (CAGR 2015-2020, Euromonitor). This is partly due to an increase in the number of digestive health problems; digestive health trends such as gluten free and dairy free becoming more popular and the awareness that gut health impacts on other areas of health. According to research from Mintel six out of ten people are interested in drinks and snacks to support and improve gut health.

This seminar will explore the latest research examining the complex relationship between diet and the gut microbiota and the impact on digestive wellness and overall wellbeing. It will also examine the gut-brain connection and digestive health and its relevance to neurological disorders. Industry experts will discuss new solutions and also review emerging ingredients and innovations in food and beverages to meet the consumer demand for clean label products to support optimum digestive health.