Inulin is a prebiotic fiber and low in calories available at Trumps Australia in a Powder form.
Inulin can be found naturally in more than 36,000 species of plants including; fruits, grains, and vegetables such as Artichokes, chicory roots, agave, asparagus, bananas, garlic, leek, wheat, oats, soybeans, sweet potatoes, and onions.
Inulin is linked to several nutritional and health benefits, such as improvement of your digestive health, good cholesterol, weight loss, and help control diabetes.
Inulin powder can stimulate bowel movements and prevent constipation.
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is a common medical condition, can see the benefits because Inulin Powder improves the consistency and frequency of stools and change the composition of gut microbiota.
Gut microbiota is the population of bacteria and other microbes that live in the gut.
Inulin aids digestion by increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut. These bacteria help to fend off unwanted pathogens (bad bacteria), prevent infection and stimulate your immune system.
“Body mass index (BMI) is a global health hazard affecting more than 600 million people worldwide in 2014”. (World health organization [WHO], 2016.
BMI is attributed to genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.
Inulin is a soluble fiber and when it mixes with water it turns into a gel.
This gel makes you feel fuller longer so prevents you from overeating and you end up making a healthier food choice.
Studies suggest that Inulin can improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes and prediabetes, help lower cholesterol, reduce your risk of getting cancer, and improve bone mineral density and calcium absorption in the body.
Before you start taking an Inulin supplement, talk to your dietician and healthcare professional to set up a diet according to your requirements to avoid potential health problems.
- Kho, Z, Y AND Lal, S, K. The Human Gut Microbiome – A Potential Controller of Wellness and Disease, 2018
- Barboi, O, B et al. Effect of Inulin in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (Review), 2020
- Bing-Nan Liu, Gut Microbiota in Obesity. National Library of Medicine, National Centre for Biotechnology Information, 2021