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The Efficacy And Role Of Inulin
Inulin has many benefits to the human body, such as weight loss, beauty, and gastrointestinal improvement. In fact, inulin is a kind of carbohydrate, which can be found in many fruits and vegetables. Next, let’s take a look at the effects and functions of inulin
1. Lower Blood Sugar
Inulin is a carbohydrate that does not cause an increase in glucose in urine. It will not be hydrolyzed into monosaccharides in the upper part of the intestine, so it will not increase blood sugar levels and insulin content. Studies now show that the reduction in fasting blood glucose is the result of short-chain fatty acids produced by the fermentation of oligofructose in the colon.
2. Promote Mineral Absorption
Inulin can greatly improve the absorption of Ca2+, Mg2+, Zn2+, Cu2+, Fe2+" and other minerals. Dietary fiber can bind metal ions in the digestive tract. Any complex of inulin and minerals is degraded during fermentation, releasing minerals Therefore, the metal ions can be effectively absorbed. In addition, the acid produced by fermentation lowers the pH of the colon by 12 units, greatly improving the solubility/bioavailability of many minerals (such as calcium phosphate). Moreover, Studies have shown that short-chain fatty acids, especially butyrate, can stimulate the growth of colonic mucosa cells and increase the absorption capacity of the intestinal mucosa. Inulin can also increase the binding of certain colonic calcium to protein.
3. Increase Intestinal Bifidobacteria
Studies have shown that daily intake of inulin can greatly increase the beneficial bacteria in the colon (about 10 times), reduce pathogenic bacteria and spoilage bacteria, such as Salmonella, Listeria, Staphylococcus aureus, and coliforms. The mechanism is that inulin is not digested and absorbed but directly enters the large intestine and is preferentially used by bifidobacteria to produce acetate and lactate, which reduces the pH of the large intestine, thereby inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. Therefore, inulin is a proliferation factor of bifidobacteria.
4. Prevent Constipation
Dietary fiber reduces the residence time of food in the gastrointestinal tract and increases the amount of stool, effectively treating constipation. Its weight loss effect is to increase the viscosity of the contents and reduce the speed of food entering the small intestine from the stomach, thereby reducing hunger and reducing food intake.