This prebiotic fiber is not only great for your gut, you can use it in your baking to reduce the net carbs of your treats!
- 100% chicory root fiber
- Easily dissolved
- Helps improve sleep on a low carb diet
- An excellent precursor to butyrate created in the gut
- Naturally gluten and sugar free
- Keto, paleo, banting and diabetic friendly
what is inulin?
Inulin is a type of soluble fiber found in many plants. It is a "fructan" - meaning that it is made up of chains of fructose molecules that are linked together in a way that cannot be digested by your small intestine.
Instead, it travels to the lower gut, where it functions as a prebiotic, or food source for the beneficial bacteria that live there. Your gut bacteria convert inulin and other prebiotics into short-chain fatty acids, which nourish colon cells and provide various other health benefits.
benefits of inulin:
- NKD Living's high-grade, 100% natural Inulin powder is extracted from chicory roots, A great source of soluble fiber providing a fantastic option for anyone looking to increase their daily fiber intake.
- Inulin is easily dissolvable in liquid and can be incorporated into your everyday diet without any fuss - by adding to water, juice, smoothies, cereal, baking or other foods you enjoy.
- Inulin has also well known to improve your quality of sleep it taken within 90 minutes of going to bed.
inulin and sleep
As self-confessed poor sleeper, Dr Michael Mosley (creator of the 5/2 fasting protocol) said 'I would wake tired and irritable and began to dread going to sleep...I was convinced this disrupted sleep was rotting my brain and ageing my body'.
However, after taking prebiotic fiber in a 5-day experiment for the BBC, he was so impressed with the changes he gave it 9 out of 10 for effectiveness for improving his own sleep.
what are net carbs?
Net carbs are the impact carbs in a product. That means they are the carbs that will impact your blood glucose. Correctly selected fiber and sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, (like erythritol) have no impact on blood glucose, and so we can subtract them from the total carb count of a food to calculate the net carb count.
However, not all fiber and sugar alcohols are created equal and so, when you spot fiber like isomalto olligosacharides and sugar alcohols like maltitol, you should not subtract these from the total carb count as they do impact blood glucose.
Don't worry, ingfit takes the stress out of your hands by ensuring that every product we stock contains only zero impact fiber and sugar alcohols, so you can subtract them from the total carb count with confidence.