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Inulin is a nutritional powerhouse

Inulin shot to fame after being featured in the BBC’s ‘How To Stay Young’ with Angela Rippon. The programme highlighted the effects of having high levels of visceral fat surrounding internal organs, such as the heart and liver, and how Angela was recommended inulin to reduce these high levels of visceral fat.

Inulin is a nutritional powerhouse – it’s high in fibre, low in calories and has many health benefits. It is a type of water-soluble prebiotic fibre found in bananas, onions, leeks, chicory, garlic, asparagus, Jerusalem artichoke and many other foods. It aids digestion by increasing the number of good bacteria (particularly Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli) that helps nourish the beneficial bacteria in your body. Inulin is not digested or absorbed in the stomach, it travels to the bowels where bacteria are able to use it to grow. It supports the growth of these healthy bacteria, which are associated with supporting your digestion, improving bowel function and general health. These beneficial bacteria in turn assist with digestion and absorption of your food, prevent infection and play a significant role in your immune function.  

Inulin decreases the body’s ability to store certain kinds of fats and releases an acid, which enters the body and slowly reduces internal fat (visceral fat). Visceral fat is body fat that is stored around internal organs, such as the heart, liver, pancreas and intestines, which can cause numerous health problems. Adding Inulin to the diet has been shown to help reduce fat absorption by up to 50%.

We now stock a selection of Inulin powders to supplement your diet.