Glossary of Terms
Digestion: the process in the alimentary canal by which food is broken up physically, as by the action of the teeth, and chemically, as by the action of enzymes, and converted into a substance suitable for absorption and assimilation into the body.
Gluten Free: Free of gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley, semolina, spelt, kamut, einkorn, farro, rye and triticale). Does not have any of these ingredients in it. For people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, the only treatment is a strict gluten free diet, which helps heal the small intestine, improving overall health.
Fiber: Fiber is an essential nutrient for digestive health. Even though your body does not digest it, dietary fiber acts as a cleanser to keep your intestinal system running smoothly and consists of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber.
Flax Seeds: Edible plant seeds rich in omega-3's and soluble fiber.
Probiotics: These good bacteria are a natural part of your body’s immune system. The beneficial bacteria improves digestion, immune function, and nutrient absorption by fighting harmful microorganisms in your digestive system. To learn more about probiotics, visit the International Probiotics Association.
Whole Grains: Whole grains are cereal grains that contain germ, endosperm, and bran, in contrast to refined grains, which retain only the endosperm.
Inulin: A prebiotic found in chicory root or Jerusalem artichoke. Often used in foods for its fiber content, inulin works symbiotically when paired with probiotics.
Non-GMO: Made of non-genetically modified organisms. For more on non-GMO and the importance of non-GMO ingredients and labeling, visit the Non-GMO Project.
Prebiotics: A non-digestible food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial micro-organisms in the intestines.