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FOS. What is it? To those who don’t know, it sounds like a type of fancy lettuce. But it’s even better than that! Fructo-oligoasaccharides (FOS) is a simple carbohydrate that is non-digestible by humans. It’s an alternative natural sweetener that can be found in the storage units

Production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), especially butyrate, in the gut microbiome is required for optimal health but is frequently limited by the lack of fermentable fiber in the diet. We attempted to increase butyrate production by supplementing the diets of 174 healthy young adults