Nakaya Shoten is currently selling Kestos based on the concept of ``enjoying life with a healthy body.''
Kestose is a food that has recently received attention in the media regarding health maintenance.
In particular, it has the effect of selectively increasing and energizing the much-talked-about beneficial bacteria ``butyric acid bacteria,'' which was introduced on NHK's popular information program ``Asaichi.''
If you are interested in health foods or are highly conscious about maintaining your health, you may already know this.
Kestose is one of the foods that people who want to live a healthy life with a healthy body should know about.
Since it is a food, anyone can eat it with peace of mind, unlike highly effective medicines.
So, what kind of food is Kestose? Let's introduce the basics of Kestose.
Kestose is a type of fructooligosaccharide! Characteristics of Kestose
Kestose is a type of oligosaccharide .
Kestose is naturally found in onions, asparagus, sugar beet, etc.
Kestose, which is introduced at Nakaya Shoten, is a trisaccharide oligosaccharide with the smallest unit, made from sugar, a disaccharide, into a special shape in which three monosaccharides stick together using an enzyme reaction.
Features of Kestose #1: Delivered directly to the large intestine
Kestose, which is classified as a fructooligosaccharide, is indigestible and cannot be broken down by digestive enzymes secreted by the human stomach and intestines.
Therefore, it has the great advantage of being able to reach the large intestine intact without being broken down into smaller forms such as glucose.
Features of Kestose #2: It feeds only good bacteria and does not increase bad bacteria.
The reason oligosaccharides are said to be gentle on the stomach is because they serve as food for intestinal bacteria.
However, there are countless types of intestinal bacteria, and some of them are bad bacteria.
There are also many types of oligosaccharides, and there is no single type of oligosaccharide. There are also oligosaccharides that can become food for bad bacteria.
However, kestose is an oligosaccharide for good bacteria that is known to be selectively fed to lactic acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, and acetic acid (butyric acid-producing bacteria), which regulate the stomach.
Features of Kestose #3: Does not raise blood sugar level and does not cause weight gain
Kestose, a type of fructooligosaccharide, cannot be broken down into glucose and is therefore not absorbed as sugar.
Therefore, even if you eat kestose, which is classified as a fructooligosaccharide, your blood sugar level will not rise easily.
If blood sugar levels do not rise, insulin will not be secreted, so sugar will not accumulate as fat.
Features of Kestose #4: Easy replacement with sugar
Another big advantage of Kestose is that it has a similar sweetness to sugar, making it easy to use in place of sugar.
However, compared to sugar, it has about half the calories! It can be said to be a healthy source of sugar.
Kestose feature #5: No worries about allergies
Kestose does not have any concerns about allergies, so it can be consumed with peace of mind by people and children who are sensitive to lactose.
In the production of Kestose, we do not use any of the 28 allergenic raw materials.
Some sugars are linked to proteins, but kestose does not contain any proteins.
What happens when you eat kestose?
Kestose is a type of fructooligosaccharide, an oligosaccharide that is good for your stomach.
So, what actually happens in your stomach when you eat kestose?
I will explain in an easy-to-understand manner that kestose is an excellent oligosaccharide.
Kestose goes to the large intestine without being broken down in the stomach or small intestine!
As introduced earlier, kestose is an indigestible carbohydrate that cannot be digested by digestive fluids such as saliva or gastric juice.
Therefore, it reaches the large intestine with the three monosaccharides still attached.
Once digested in saliva or gastric juices, it is absorbed when passing through the small intestine and transported to the bloodstream.
However, indigestible kestose reaches the large intestine intact, where it becomes food for intestinal bacteria.
Kestose is eaten as food only by good bacteria and activates them.
Kestose that reaches the large intestine becomes food for intestinal bacteria.
Oligosaccharides are important food for intestinal bacteria. However, this does not necessarily mean that they are good bacteria.
However, kestose only serves as food for beneficial bacteria.
The intestines are home to a large number of good bacteria, bad bacteria, and opportunistic bacteria.
It is said that there are 100 trillion pieces of 1,000 different types, weighing as much as 1 kg, and they have a huge influence on our health.
Intestinal bacteria live in clusters like flowers and are also called intestinal flora.
In the intestine, which is in a "healthy state" where beneficial bacteria predominate, the most abundant opportunistic bacteria will also be dominated by beneficial bacteria.
However, if the intestine is in an "unhealthy state" where bad bacteria dominate, opportunistic bacteria will also become more friendly to bad bacteria.
In other words, in order to maintain a healthy intestinal environment, it is important that the good bacteria are healthy.
Kestose does not serve as food for bad bacteria, but only the good bacteria Bifidobacterium, lactic acid bacteria, and butyric acid bacteria.
Therefore, it is possible to selectively revitalize good bacteria.
What kind of butyric acid bacteria is energized by Kestose?
Of the beneficial bacteria that feed on kestose, I think everyone is familiar with bifidobacteria and lactic acid bacteria.
It is found in various types of yogurt and dairy products, and many people eat it for their health.
Butyric acid bacteria is a type of beneficial bacteria that has become more popular in recent years.
Butyric acid bacteria are bacteria that ferment and decompose dietary fiber to produce a substance called butyric acid.There are various types of bacteria.
Butyric acid is a short-chain fatty acid that has the function of keeping the intestines slightly acidic to maintain a good environment.
Furthermore, it has been found that it is effective in preventing the growth of harmful bacteria, regulating the condition of the stomach, and preventing obesity.
For this reason, butyric acid bacteria, which are the only ones that produce butyric acid, have become a hot topic among people interested in health and beauty.
Moreover, butyric acid bacteria are so strong that they are said to be the strongest living organisms.
What happens if you increase the number of good bacteria such as butyric acid bacteria with Kestose?
Kestose does not serve as food for bad bacteria, and is only selectively used by butyric acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, and lactic acid bacteria.
Therefore, it is possible to efficiently and effectively increase butyric acid bacteria, bifidobacteria, and lactic acid bacteria without increasing bad bacteria.
So what happens when the number of good bacteria increases in your stomach?
When the number of good bacteria increases in the stomach, opportunistic bacteria that normally do nothing will become more friendly.
Then, the entire intestine becomes dominated by good bacteria.
In fact, the intestines have important roles other than just digestion and absorption.
For example, immunity.
It is said that 70% of immune function exists in the intestines, so the quality of the intestinal environment affects the state of immunity.
Furthermore, the intestinal environment is thought to affect hormones as well.
Intestinal bacteria now have such a large influence on health that they are considered one of the organs.
Since only butyric acid bacteria can produce butyric acid, butyric acid bacteria are now considered to be extremely important for improving the intestinal environment.
Kestose is an oligosaccharide with extremely excellent functions, giving vitality to butyric acid bacteria, suppressing the growth of bad bacteria, and creating a favorable environment for good bacteria.
What is Kestos? What on earth is it?
Let me explain once again who exactly is Kestos.
Kestose, a type of fructooligosaccharide, is simply a type of carbohydrate.
Kestose is a type of oligosaccharide
Kestose is a type of carbohydrate.
Carbohydrates are a type of sugar and are included in carbohydrates, one of the three major nutrients.
When you think of sugar and carbohydrates, you may have the image that they make you fat or that they are the enemy of dieting.
However, kestose is different from ordinary sugar. Glucose and fructose contained in juices and sweets are a slightly different type of carbohydrate.
Kestose is classified as an oligosaccharide, which is a member of the polysaccharide family of carbohydrates.
Many people may be aware of oligosaccharides as a health food.
Oligosaccharides have a long history of being popular as sugars that are useful for stomach health, and as a type of sugar that is different from sugars that make you fat.
A story about carbohydrates including kestose
Kestose can be broadly classified as a type of carbohydrate.
However, carbohydrates have been featured in various health magazines and media, such as ``making you fat'' and ``causing burnt'' in your body.
Carbohydrate-restricted diets have also become popular.
Therefore, it seems that there are many people who do not have a very good image of carbohydrates.
So, let's take a look at some important points regarding carbohydrates that include kestose.
Eating too many carbohydrates can raise blood sugar levels and cause weight gain.
However, sugar, which is the result of carbohydrate breakdown, is the brain's only source of energy, and carbohydrates, including sugar, are essential nutrients for the human body.
Carbohydrates are divided into sugars and dietary fiber. In other words, dietary fiber is also considered a type of carbohydrate.
Furthermore, even if carbohydrates are classified, not all of them are the same as sugar.
Carbohydrates are carbohydrates, excluding substances classified as dietary fiber, and carbohydrates can also be further divided into smaller groups.
Carbohydrates are classified into monosaccharides, disaccharides, trisaccharides, and polysaccharides.
Monosaccharides are the smallest units of sugar, and are what we generally think of as ``sugars,'' such as glucose and fructose.
Disaccharides are two monosaccharides linked together. These include sucrose and maltose, also known as sugars, and lactose, also known as lactose, found in milk.
There are also special carbohydrates called sugar alcohols, which are made by combining sugar and alcohol. Xylitol, which is gentle on teeth, is a member of the sugar alcohol family.
Trisaccharides are a family of oligosaccharides, also called oligosaccharides.
What is oligosaccharide?
Oligo is a Greek word meaning "few." Oligosaccharides refer to sugars in which about 3 to 10 monosaccharides are linked together.
They are named oligosaccharides because they have a small number of sugars attached to them.
In Japan, they are sometimes called oligosaccharides.
You may think that the number of 3 to 10 molecules connected is not small compared to monosaccharides and disaccharides.
However, some polysaccharides, such as starch, have 10 or more monosaccharides attached to them, so compared to such polysaccharides, the amount is ``small.''
In the past, they were only called "oligosaccharides," but it is now generally known that oligosaccharides are divided into various types.
And among the oligosaccharides, kestose is also included.
What types of oligosaccharides are there?
There are many types of oligosaccharides.
We will introduce the main oligosaccharides that often receive particular attention.
・Isomalto-oligosaccharide…Contained in fermented foods such as alcohol, miso and soy sauce, and honey.
・Fructooligosaccharide: An indigestible oligosaccharide that cannot be broken down in the stomach or small intestine.
・Galactooligosaccharide: A type of oligosaccharide made from lactose, which is indigestible.
・Emulsified oligosaccharide: A type of oligosaccharide made from lactose, also called lactosucrose.
・Xylo-oligosaccharides: Oligosaccharides made by enzymatically decomposing xylan, a type of dietary fiber.
When you think of oligosaccharides, you have the impression that they are ``friendly to the stomach'' and ``helpful for intestinal regulation.''
In fact, there are so many types.
Kestose , introduced at Nakaya Shoten , is a type of fructooligosaccharide .
Keep your butyric acid bacteria and good intestinal bacteria healthy with Nakaya Shoten's Kestose.
Nakaya Shoten's Kestose improves the intestinal environment by becoming food for butyric acid bacteria, creating conditions for good bacteria to thrive.
Common oligosaccharides serve as food for intestinal bacteria, but some become food for not only good bacteria but also bad bacteria.
Even if the good bacteria become healthy, it would be a problem if the bad bacteria increased.
Only butyric acid bacteria can produce butyric acid, which is essential for improving the intestinal environment!
Although there are many health foods and medicines that use butyric acid bacteria, kestose, which is the preferred food for butyric acid bacteria, is still not an easily available food.
That's why you can take care of your important intestinal environment with Nakaya Shoten's 100% Kestose, which can be easily purchased online and has a safe and secure quality.