Inulin is an excellent source of prebiotic fiber known to stimulate and nourish vital gut flora.
Scientists call the gut microbiome the next frontier in our quest for health and wellness. Dietary fiber intake is critical to the process. Most Americans fall short of the daily fiber amount experts recommend. Inulin helps by promoting a healthy environment for microflora vital to proper digestion and excretion. It is fermented by bacteria that normalize the colon and is considered a prebiotic.
Friendly Fermentable Fiber
Because Inulin is not digested by enzymes, it passes through the digestive system without being fully broken down, helping to feed the bacteria (probiotics). It helps the healthy probiotics that make up the microbiome thrive, repopulate and survive.
Inulin is a prebiotic due to its ability to stimulate growth of beneficial bacteria like Bifidobacteria. More good bacteria (probiotics) can help decrease the growth of toxic bacteria that often lead to inflammation and reduced nutrient absorption.
That Full Feeling
Fiber is the indigestible part of carbohydrates that slows the rate food empties into our stomach. Inulin may control appetite by stimulating appetite-suppressing hormones; increasing feelings of fullness. Maybe we can fool Mother Nature after all.
Down to the Bone
Calcium is a mineral vital to bone and teeth formation, health and maintenance. Some studies suggest Inulin may aid in its absorption. This may be of particular importance for people with absorption impairment common to osteoporosis and bone disease.
Add one serving (1 scoop) to your favorite dish or drink for a nutritious boost.
Digestive Health, Weight Management