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What are the benefits of inulin? How to choose inulin products?

What is inulin?

Inulin is a kind of soluble dietary fiber, which belongs to a kind of fructan. Inulin is widely found in fruits and vegetables, mainly from plants such as chicory, Jerusalem artichoke, leeks, onions, garlic, asparagus, and bananas.


Among them, the inulin content in chicory is very high, which is an important source of inulin extraction. Generally, fresh chicory contains 68% inulin, and the inulin content in dried chicory is as high as 98%.


What are the benefits of inulin?


The current research results prove that inulin has positive improving effects on cardiovascular, constipation, obesity, diabetes, immunity, etc.


1. Enhance digestion and defecation function, and have a miraculous effect on the treatment of constipation.


2. Enhanced metabolic function, which helps to lose weight.


3. Lower blood sugar.


How to choose inulin products?


Both inulin and fructooligosaccharide products are derived from natural foods, and there is no chemical addition in the extraction process. The most representative ones are chicory root and Jerusalem artichoke. Products with inulin more than 90% and a degree of polymerization of 2-60 are recommended.


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