How the Plant Fiber Inulin Boosts Beneficial Bacteria in the Colon
Want to live a long, happy, active life? Start ensuring that today by eating foods with inulin! Inulin helps the immunity- boosting beneficial bacteria in your gut to grow and outnumber the disease-causing bad bacteria. AND it’s not hard to get, as you’ll find out here!
By now, everyone knows the benefits of a high fiber diet, but there is one very special type of fiber called “inulin,” that most people haven’t heard of.
We know what you’re thinking…despite its very similar sounding name, inulin actually has nothing to do with insulin, which is a type of hormone.
Inulin is a naturally occurring type of polysaccharide (several simple sugar molecules linked together) produced by plants that generally don’t contain starch.
And here are some of inulin’s unique qualities and benefits:
- In spite of being considered a soluble fiber (breaks down in water), inulin resists breakdown in the stomach and the small intestine, and is not digested, which means inulin has virtually no caloric effects.
- Inulin will not raise blood sugar levels and for this reason is completely safe and encouraged for diabetics.
- Inulin has also been shown to promote calcium absorption, which can prevent osteoperosis
- Inulin has promising effects in the inhibition of certain cancers.
Just like other types of dietary fiber, inulin also has the benefits of enhancing digestive and intestinal functions, reducing cholesterol, and preventing disease.
But inulin has one other major health benefit that outshines the rest: it feeds the healthy microflora that boost your immunity.
Your Inner Ecosystem Loves Inulin
Inside your intestinal tract, you have an “inner ecosystem” teeming with millions of friendly microflora (beneficial bacteria and yeast) competing for survival with pathogenic bacteria and yeast, like candida.
In a healthy body, you always want the friendly microflora in your gut to outnumber the bad, and the best way to ensure this is to feed the good guys.
Yes, just like all living organisms, microflora (also called probiotics need food too, in order to thrive and flourish. Their favorite foods are called prebiotics.
Inulin is a great prebiotic and it survives the harsh acids encountered in the stomach and small intestine, making it available for consumption further down the line where probiotics await them.
Not only does inulin actively promote the growth of existing strains of probiotics in your colon, it has also shown to encourage the implantation, survival and growth of newly added probiotics.
By boosting the survival and growth of beneficial probiotics in your inner ecosystem, inulin improves your digestion, immunity and disease fighting power.
Where to Get Inulin
EcoBloom is 100% natural inulin that’s convenient, AND delicious! It will boost your energy, your immunity, and your overall health by encouraging the growth of beneficial probiotics in your gut, without feeding candida. Learn More About EcoBloom and Try it Today!
Inulins are found in an amazing number of plants, more than 36,000 to be exact!
The trick is to find only the best sources that will give you all the prebiotic benefits. Some examples are:
- Herbs like dandelion or chicory root
- Jerusalem artichokes
- Raw apple cider vinegar
Inulins, or one of their subgroups, fructooligosaccharides (FOS) are also found in fruits like apples, grapes, or bananas, or in wheat or barley, but you want to avoid these sources in the initial stage of Body Ecology because they feed candida.
In other words, where you obtain your inulin is extremely important!
For an easy, convenient way to obtain all the benefits of inulin in your high fiber diet, without feeding pathogenic bacteria or yeasts like candida, we highly recommend Body Ecology’s EcoBloom.
EcoBloom: Your Best Source of Inulin
EcoBloom is made from FrutaFit, 100% natural powder chicory extract inulin fiber.
It acts quickly to boost the growth of beneficial microflora in your intestinal tract, while suppressing the growth of pathogens like candida.
You’ll discover that EcoBloom is a wonderful addition to your diet because it’s delicious, versatile, and healthy.
Use EcoBloom if you want to:
- Regulate your blood sugar
- Increase energy levels
- Improve digestion
- Reduce constipation
- Balance your inner ecosystem
- Help you extract more nutrients from your diet
- Make your immune system a force to be reckoned with!
This slightly sweet and nutty powder can be sprinkled over just about anything to add body or flavor. Try it on salads, add into your salad dressings, or even hot teas.
And a scoop of EcoBloom is the best prebiotic to use while making fermented foods and drinks, like cultured vegetables, or Young Coconut Kefir, in order to promote the growth of healthy probiotics in them.
Body Ecology — Your Key to Health
Having a healthy, balanced inner ecosystem teeming with beneficial microflora is the foundation of good health, and what nature intended for us.
Unfortunately, poor diet choices, environmental toxins, and the stresses of modern life have taken their toll on that delicate balance, tipping it in the wrong direction.
You CAN do something about it.
Body Ecology is your best natural defense against disease, and your greatest ally in bringing back your health.
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