Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Parada J, Pérez-Correa J.R., Pérez-Jiménez J. (2019)

Design of low glycemic response foods using polyphenols from seaweed

Revista : Journal of Functional Foods
Volumen : 56
Páginas : 33-39
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Several aspects of foods affect starch digestion and glycemic response, including food’s physical/chemicalstructure and the presence of anti-enzymatic compounds. The complex relationship between food properties,metabolism and diseases implies that designing foods with a consistent lower glycemic response turn challenging.Edible seaweeds are rich in several bioactive compounds -particularly polyphenols-, which can be used todevelop new low glycemic response foods. This paper reviews what is known about functional ingredients foundin seaweeds that may help to design lower glycemic response foods through mainly the inhibition of digestiveenzymes related with the breakdown of glycemic carbohydrates. A global viewpoint is exposed, covering aspectsrelated with seaweed’s polyphenols composition and application of such compounds to design new products.