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Beneficial Effect of Intestinal Fermentation of Natural Polysaccharides

College of Food Science and Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130062, Jilin, China
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Nutrients 2018, 10(8), 1055; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10081055
Received: 4 July 2018 / Revised: 27 July 2018 / Accepted: 7 August 2018 / Published: 9 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Benefits of Fermentation)
With the rapid development of modern society, many chronic diseases are increasing including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, etc., which further cause an increased death rate worldwide. A high caloric diet with reduced natural polysaccharides, typically indigestible polysaccharides, is considered a health risk factor. With solid evidence accumulating that indigestible polysaccharides can effectively prevent and/or ameliorate symptoms of many chronic diseases, we give a narrative review of many natural polysaccharides extracted from various food resources which mainly contribute their health beneficial functions via intestinal fermentation. View Full-Text
Keywords: polysaccharide; microbiota; dietary fiber; metabolic syndrome; diabetes polysaccharide; microbiota; dietary fiber; metabolic syndrome; diabetes
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Zhang, T.; Yang, Y.; Liang, Y.; Jiao, X.; Zhao, C. Beneficial Effect of Intestinal Fermentation of Natural Polysaccharides. Nutrients 2018, 10, 1055.

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