Anthocyanin metabolites in human urine after the intake of new functional beverages
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AuthorAgulló García, Vicente; Villaño Valencia, Débora; García Viguera, Cristina; Domínguez Perles, Raúl
SponsorsThis research was funded by the Spanish MINECO, grant number AGL2016-75332-C2-1-R and AGL-2016-75332-C2-2-R. VA was funded by a FPI grant (BES-2017-079754) of the Spanish MINECO. The APC was funded by the projects AGL2016-75332-C2-1-R
Bibliographic CitationAgulló, V.; Villaño, D.; García-Viguera, C.; Domínguez-Perles, R. Anthocyanin Metabolites in Human Urine after the Intake of New Functional Beverages. Molecules 2020, 25, 371. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules25020371
Sugar intake abuse is directly related with the increase of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, and insulin resistance. Along this line, the development of new beverages using alternative sweeteners could help with combatting the pathophysiological disorders associated to the consumption of sugar. To provide evidence on this issue, in the present work, the bioavailability of anthocyanins was evaluated after the acute ingestion of a new maqui-citrus-based functional beverage rich in polyphenols, and supplemented with a range of sweeteners including sucrose (natural high caloric), stevia (natural non-caloric), and sucralose (artificial non-caloric), as an approach that would allow reducing the intake of sugars while providing bioactive phenolic compounds (anthocyanins). This approach allowed the evaluation of the maximum absorption and the diversity of metabolites excreted through urine. The beverages created were ingested by volunteers (n = 20) and the resulting anthocyanin ...
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