Tate & Lyle addresses diabetes in new white paper

New glycaemic response white paper from Tate & Lyle explores the role food and beverage manufacturers can play in developing products that help consumers manage blood glucose while following dietary guidelines

Tate & Lyle, a global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, has been working with its global customers to improve the healthiness of the food supply. According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes affects over 425 million people globally. On World Diabetes Day, the company aims to provide food and beverage businesses with an opportunity to consider what more they can do to support global efforts to address Type II diabetes.

Given public health concerns surrounding the high incidence of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, managing blood glucose is very important. Tate & Lyle has published a white paper which explores the diabetes epidemic, dietary interventions and the role food and beverage manufacturers can play in developing products to help consumers manage blood glucose. It also looks at how Tate & Lyle’s innovative ingredients, such as fibres, rare sugars, and low and non-nutritive sweeteners, can help address glycaemic response in food and beverage products.

Dr Kavita Karnik, vice-president, global nutrition, Tate & Lyle, said, “We believe people should be able to make healthy food and drink choices by having access to low calorie, low sugar and high fibre options. That’s why we have a range of ingredients that food and beverage producers can use to make the products that, ultimately, could help prevent or manage incidences of Type II diabetes around the globe.

“We partner with our customers to help them not only achieve great tasting foods and beverages, but also to improve lives, and helping to prevent Type II diabetes with our ingredients is just one way we’re doing this.”

Tate & Lyle’s range of fibres and sweeteners can help food and beverage manufacturers produce lower calorie, high fibre options for consumers that can help keep blood sugar at healthy levels, without compromising taste.

Tate & Lyle’s soluble fibre products are shown to significantly lower postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels. They include PROMITOR soluble fibre and STA-LITE Polydextrose soluble fibre. The company’s portfolio of non-nutritive sweeteners are low or zero calorie, but maintain the desired sweetness otherwise provided by sugar. They include DOLCIA PRIMA Allulose, SPLENDA Sucralose, Stevia Sweeteners and PUREFRUIT Monk Fruit Extract.