The health benefits of
Galacto-oligosaccharides are often underrated. The increased presence of
good bacteria boosts the immune system and makes the body better able
to absorb certain minerals, such as calcium.
Galacto-oligosaccharides , otherwise called GOS, are an important part of the diet of humans. The health
benefits of oligosaccharides are many. They are the non –digestible,
carbohydrate part of human milk. Galacto-oligosaccharides promote the
growth of friendly bacteria in the small intestine.
Galacto-oligosaccharides are found naturally in breast milk but are added to foods such as infant formula, food for the critically ill, fruit drinks, granola bars, dairy products, breakfast cereals and crackers. Studies
show that eating foods that have been enriched with
galacto-oligosaccharides results in an increase in the presence of good
bacteria in the intestine. The increased presence of good bacteria
boosts the immune system and makes the body better able to absorb
certain minerals, such as calcium.