07 May Spotlight on FITTEAM IMMUNE Ingredient: Inulin
Wondering why there’s so much buzz about inulin? Let’s discuss!
Consumption and awareness of the positive health benefits inulin provides have grown in recent years. It is easily found in plants such as asparagus, bananas, wheat, garlic, yams, artichokes, and onions.
Inulin has a special role in promoting gut health! Our intestinal tract is lined with millions of microorganisms that positively contribute to our health. These are called probiotics. Prebiotics fuel the probiotic microbiota in the body and are found in numerous fiber-containing plant foods. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that feeds the good bacteria in our gut. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a diet higher in inulin rich vegetables allowed a substantial increase in well-tolerated dietary fiber and leads to beneficial modifications of the gut microbiota composition and function.
Finally, inulin has a positive contribution to appetite regulation and blood pressure. Inulin is water soluble, which means it dissolves easily in water. The results of this characteristic involve slower digestion, increased fullness, and a cleanup effect of cholesterol within the body’s arteries. A 2019 study observed the effects of inulin when taken on an energy restricted diet, a decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure were observed showing considerable advantages to heart health.
Inulin is an excellent addition to a healthy diet! Including inulin from a combination of food and from supplements like FITTEAM IMMUNE may be the first step to better digestion and health!