Inulin

                                 THE BENEFITS OF INULIN

 

  • Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (FOS), a type of water-soluble prebiotic fiber found in onions, leeks, garlic, asparagus, chicory root & other foods.
  • Prebiotics help nourish beneficial bacteria in your body.
    These beneficial bacteria in turn assist with digestion and absorption of your food and play a significant role in your immune function.
  • In your gut, inulin is converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that are then converted to healthy ketones that feed your tissues. SCFAs may also nourish colon cells and produce more appetite-controlling hormones, (leptin) in your body.

 

1. Inulin was found to decrease liver fat, visceral fat (belly fat) and internal fat around organs.
    This condition leads to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome.

2. Inulin helps promotes weight loss. When combined with water, inulin bulks up and forms  a gel-like substance that expands in the digestive tract. This can help decrease appetite and          cravings   (lowers ghrelin [think gremlin] the hunger hormone) — potentially helping with weight loss.

3. Inulin may lower your risk of diabetes. Inulin has a sweet taste making it useful as a sugar    replacement.

4. Inulin may improve heart health by lowering blood triglycerides, cholesterol and lipoprotein.

5. Inulin improves constipation by absorbing water and swells to form a natural lubricating gel.

6. Inulin helps to stimulate and support your immune system by feeding and enhancing beneficial bacteria in your intestine

 

Dose:
The recommended dose for people with an average digestive function can be 5-10 grams (1-2 teaspoons) of inulin a day. Some people report slight stomach discomfort, flatulence or loose bowels. You can minimize your risk of discomfort by starting with half a teaspoon once or twice a day and increase your intake over time. It is important to drink 1.5-2 liters of water a day.