Inulin

Inulin, the supplement that has recently become very popular in the health industry, is a type of soluble fibre found in many plants. It’s made up of chains of fructose molecules which means it cannot be digested by your small intestine due to the way the molecules are linked together. Therefore, it travels to the lower gut, where it functions as a prebiotic, or food source for the good (and very much needed) bacteria that lives there and this in turn provides us with many health benefits including an increase in gut, heart and metabolic health.

All in all, inulin is low in calories and provides 1.5 calories per gram – not that we should focus on the calories, anyway!

8 top foods that contain inulin

  • Aspargus
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Bananas
  • Leeks
  • Seaweed
  • Flaxseeds

Links to other interesting articles and documents…

Prebiotic Inulin

Inulin 101 – A prebiotic fiber with powerful health benefits

6 Inulin Fiber Benefits, Uses and Surprising Facts

 

 

 

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