In this Podcast, NIZO Food Research Division Manager René Floris will be exploring some of the key issues and challenges facing the nutraceutical and food ingredient industry today.
Food components, gut microbiota and sleep
Sleep is a key promoter of emotional wellness and health in general. Lack of sleep is known to contribute to conditions such as stress, depression, obesity and diabetes. But in the modern world, sleeping well seems increasingly difficult, with up to 30% of consumers saying they often have trouble getting to sleep.
There is growing evidence that the gut microbiome might influence our general health via the gut-brain axis, and recently studies have hinted at a link between the gut microbiome and sleep quality. To explore that link, and its potential implications for the nutraceutical and food ingredient industry, René spoke to gut microbiologist Guus Kortman at NIZO.