An exceptionally healthy fiber. Inulin is a prebiotic that increases the activity of the beneficial bacteria in the gut, by acting as a food for the good bacteria in your digestive system. Inulin is non-digestible which allows it to pass through the small intestine where through a fermentation process it becomes healthy micro flora (bifidobacteriumand). If Inulin did nothing else, it would be valuable for that reason alone. Research is showing that Inulin has even more health benefits. It increases absorption of calcium and calcium intake is associated with a lower body weight. Fiber from inulin can boost bone strength, help control blood sugar levels and may even reduce cholesterol.
Inulin is easily incorporated into many foods to improve taste, texture, and moisture while reducing sugars, fat, and flour, thus lowering the amount of calories consumed. Inulin is a natural soluble dietary fiber, which falls under the general class of carbohydrates called fructans, those polymers containing fructose. Its also naturally found in fruits and vegetables such as bananas, garlic, jicama, onions, Jerusalem artichokes, and chicory root.
- Soluble dietary fiber
- Improves mineral absorption
- Prevents constipation
- Promotes a healthy digestive system
- Supports a healthy immune system