Inulin

Inulin has many health benefits. Inulin increases calcium absorption and possibly magnesium absorption, while promoting the growth of intestinal bacteria. In terms of nutrition, it is considered a form of soluble fibre and is sometimes categorized as a prebiotic. Due to the body's limited ability to process fructans, inulin has minimal impact on blood sugar. It is considered suitable for diabetics and potentially helpful in managing blood sugar-related illness.

Inulin is naturally produced and used by plants for energy. It’s an excellent source of fibre which has incredible health benefits for humans and as a result is being added to food products.

Benefits of Inulin

Fibre is a type of carbohydrate that our body is unable to digest as it moves through the digestive system. it finally finishes up in the colon where it serves as a food for the good bacteria located there.

The fibre in inulin is soluble and dissolves in the stomach to form a gelatinous substance that:

  • Increases fulness and satiety
  • Slows down digestion
  • Reduces cholesterol absorption
  • Helps to increase the frequency of bowel movements

Our gut contains a multitude of bacteria and inulin supports healthy digestion by helping to increase the good amount of bacteria present in the system including bifidobacteria and Lactobacili. These bacteria help to fight off pathogens, prevent infection and prime the immune system.

As inulin slows the digestion of sugars it helps to improve blood sugar levels and as a fibre it has also been linked to lowering the risk of bowel cancer.

Where to find Inulin

Inulin can be found naturally in certain foods and also in supplements.

For foods look to include sugar beets, bananas, leeks, asparagus, onions and garlic in your diet.

Inulin supplements can come in capsule form or in drink preparations such as H3O Hydration and Protein Smoothie.

 

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey

Kathryn Danzey is the Founder of rejuvenated with over 40 years experience in the Health, beauty and nutrition.

She has been behind the creation of all the award-winning products at Rejuvenated and writes regularly for national press and lifestyle magazines. Kathryn is passionate about sharing information to support Rejuvenated customers in their health and wellness journeys.

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