Why am I writing this review? Well I was thinking about buying Inulin powder
I have been taking inulin powder for a couple of months now and have been feeling the benefits with little to no side effects other than an initial increase in gas which subsided after a couple of days thankfully! I purchased it from Myprotein for £9.99 which is pretty good for the amount and how long it lasts (easily 2months). After watching the program: How to stay young with Angela Rippon on TV and listening to how this substance could help protect you against most of the major health issues we all face as we age, I thought I’d give it a try. Alternatively Amazon have lots of options in powder or capsule form.
My experience on the whole was good, nothing dramatic or life altering to be honest but over the last 2 months I have noticed that I seem to be able to tolerate wheat better and to an extent milk products are back on the menu which for me is an added benefit.
I take it in the evening with a probiotic capsule as the two seem to go together well, the inulin I believe being an Fructo-Oligosaccharide (FOS) helps to feed the good bacteria. for more info on Probiotics see Probiotics the missing link to your health and wellbeing
What is inulin
Inulin is a soluble fiber found in many plants. Your gut bacteria convert it into short-chain fatty acids, which provide several health benefits.
Although many plants contain only small amounts of inulin, others are excellent sources. Here’s how much inulin is in 3.5 oz, or 100 grams, of the following foods:
Asparagus: 2-3 grams.
Chicory root: 36-48 grams.
Garlic: 9–16 grams.
Jerusalem artichoke: 16–20 grams.
Jicama: 10–13 grams.
Onions: 1–8 grams.
Yacon root: 7–8 grams.
The benefits include:
Reduction in visceral fat (this is the fat you cannot see which is stored internally around organs and has been linked to increased chance of developing diabetes, cancer, stroke and heart disease.)
Improved gastrointestinal health
colon cancer prevention
better blood sugar control
healthier cholesterol levels and improved fat metabolism
improved bone mineralization
protection from fatty liver disease
protection from obesity
You can read/watch more about it here it was also featured on the bbc program How to stay young and presented by Angela Rippon.
I purchased mine from Myprotein they have inulin in stock and available to ship directly to you within 24 hours for £9.99 click on this link to order
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