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Old October 30th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TulipRoxy View Post
Actually fructo-oligosaccharides are a type of highly fermentable fiber. They are good because the fermentation process in the small intesting helps increase the number of good bacteria which produce B vitamins, which nourish the intestinal mucosal lining. It also helps lower the PH in the intestial tract which improves calcium absorption.

That being said I wouldnt reccomend this food because of the addition of corn. Other than that it looks like an ok food.
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Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) also sometimes called oligofructose or oligofructan, is a class of oligosaccharides used as an artificial or alternative sweetener. FOS use emerged in the 1980s in response to consumer demand for healthier and calorie-reduced foods. The term oligosaccharide refers to a short chain of sugar molecules (in the case of FOS, fructose molecules). Oligo means few, and saccharide means sugar.

Some more info about fructo-oligosaccharides ....

http://www.scdiet.org/6research/fos.html

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...accharides.htm
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