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Importance of fiber in childhood when it comes to food allergies
04/18/2019
...When you hear the term “essential nutrients,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D and calcium. Or maybe you think of key nutrients like good fats, such as omega-3s, or complete proteins our bodies use to build muscles. But did you consider fiber? That’s right, fiber is a key nutrient! Let’s review what fiber is, how it’s helpful for health, and how much children need. We’ll also talk about...
08/11/2011
...We’ve written a few blogs in the past relating to fiber and prebiotics. One of them discussed what fiber is, and why it’s good for us and another touched on prebiotic fiber. In a previous blog that I wrote, I mentioned that I decided to supplement my all-Neocate diet with fiber. If you feel your child might benefit from a fiber supplement, we have some tips to help you choose the right one! Know...
06/15/2010
...There has been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits of dietary fiber and the need to eat more. So, what is dietary fiber anyways? Dietary fiber is a complex carbohydrate that is not completely digested in your body. Unlike other food components such as fats, proteins or other carbohydrates that get completely broken down and absorbed in your body, dietary fiber passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and...
04/13/2010
...You may have heard that we recently launched a new product: Neocate Junior with Prebiotics. You may wondering, “what exactly are prebiotics?” so I wanted to take the opportunity to explain in this blog post, which I’ll call “Prebiotics 101”. Understanding Fiber: Prebiotics are a special form of fiber but before we get into the details, let’s start with an overview of fiber in general. Dietary fiber is a carbohydrate that our bodies...
12/20/2016
...an “E”. So, what are prebiotics? Prebiotics, also referred to as “prebiotic fiber,” are non-digestible fibers that act as a food source for some of the bacteria that naturally live in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. You can think of prebiotics as fertilizer for “good” or beneficial gut bacteria. Examples of prebiotics that you may see on food labels include inulin, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and polyols, including lactulose (1). Types of fibers that are prebiotics can also...
05/12/2011
...To go on a nothing-but-Neocate diet for two days. What, exactly, would be allowed? Neocate: specifically any of the Neocate products and a few allergen-free artificial flavors. I decided I could still have plain tea (lack of caffeine could be a real problem for me!). I also decided that, given my usual fiber intake from foods, I would also supplement my all-Neocate diet with prebiotic fiber. Some folks might say that adding fiber is cheating....
04/19/2016
...some cases, you may be able to use a few flavors to help with variety. Here’s a rundown of the flavor options: Fiber, Fiber, Who Wants Fiber? Fiber is an important part of a typical diet. However, many children who need Neocate can have limited fiber intake. For that reason, all flavors of Neocate Junior have added prebiotic fiber. (An unflavored version without prebiotic fiber is also available.) Not sure if you should choose a...
02/21/2017
...total energy from carbohydrates. They are essential for health! We combine them with fats, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to form a nutritionally complete blend of nutrients in Neocate. Some Neocate products contain prebiotics – special types of fiber. We (humans) can’t digest prebiotics, but some of our good gut bacteria can digest these forms of fiber. That’s the main way prebiotics help to support digestive health. Learn more about prebiotics. See the table below...
   
 
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