- The busy lifestyle and lack of readily available nutritious products have led to growing health concerns.
- Holista’s GI Lite™ reduces blood sugar levels caused by consuming white bread and other baked staples.
- A large proportion of the population has diabetes, often causing several other health issues.
- Holista offers 80Less™, which has a 99% sugar taste profile with 80% less calories and is stable at high temperatures – making it ideal for confectionary products
Good nutrition is one of the key foundations of healthy living. Unfortunately, the jam-packed lifestyle and lack of readily available nutritious products lead many of us to unhealthy food choices. The result is evident in terms of growing obesity rates and a tremendous increase in a number of other health issues.
As per the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020 published by the US Department of Health and Human Services, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes, with approximately one in three adults suffering from the issue.
In the current scenario, when the pandemic has further exacerbated health concerns and people are not ready to compromise on taste, the availability of healthy yet tasty solutions remain the key priority. Let us look at how products from Holista Colltech Limited (ASX:HCT) are filling the void in the health and wellness space.
Healthy bakery options with low GI
There is a growing concern regarding the rising blood sugar level due to the consumption of processed foods. In response to this, Holista has developed GI Lite™, a mix of natural ingredients that can help control spikes in blood sugar levels due to consumption of bakery products including white bread.
GI Lite™ is mixed with a natural sourdough to achieve a glycemic index (GI) reading of 53. Notably, GI of 53 represents the lowest level ever achieved in a clean-label white bread, globally.
Delicious healthy noodles and pasta
Holista’s delicious healthy noodles and pasta are certified with a Glycemic Index of 38. The healthy alternative has a range of benefits, including:
- Stabilising blood glucose levels
- Providing sustained energy
- Helping with weight control
Holista™ spaghetti has the same great taste and texture as white flour pasta and is so versatile that it can be used in any recipe with perfect results every time.
Source: HCT Website
Nutritious alternative for sweet tooths
Holista offers 80Less™, which has a 99% sugar taste profile with 80% less calories. 80Less™ is five times sweeter than sugar and can be used in low quantity (1/5 the sugar amount) as a cane sugar replacement in all food applications. What’s interesting is that 80Less™ tastes great and is stable at a wide temperature range - making it suitable for bakery, confectionery, beverages, frozen desserts, and ice cream.
In Q3 2021, Holista registered a 45% year-on-year increase in sales for its food ingredients division, driven by GI Lite™ and 80Less™. The Company expects growth momentum to continue, owing to growing consumer focus on healthier foods, as well as orders and marketing and promotional campaigns by Costanzo’s.
HCT shares were trading at AU$0.048 on 15 December 2021 (AEDT 02:22 PM).