We all know we need fiber in our diet for a healthy gut and general wellness. However, it’s not as simple as eating an extra serving of oatmeal each week. There are different kinds of dietary fiber that all behave differently in the gut environment and provide different benefits to the microbiome.
Fiber Choice® tablets and gummies contain inulin, a fiber sourced from chicory root. Inulin is a soluble, prebiotic fiber found in many fruits and vegetables. In the gut environment, bacteria convert inulin fiber into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to the cells of the digestive system, particularly the colon. Additionally, SCFAs aid in the digestion of fat and carbs—macros that are of particular concern to those interested in managing or losing weight!
Several recent studies have pointed to the power of inulin in managing or losing weight.1,2 Part of why increased inulin consumption can be effective for weight loss is that this fiber can decrease hunger hormone levels and increase a sense of fullness. This regulation of appetite can be crucial to both weight loss and weight management.
But how can you get more inulin fiber into your diet? Inulin is found in a number of fruits and vegetables, including asparagus, garlic, green apples, bananas, and onions. However, it can be difficult to get all the daily fiber you need from food alone. When that’s the case, Fiber Choice® is a great way to supplement your daily fiber intake in a delicious and convenient way. Learn more about how Fiber Choice can help you make Smart Choices™ every day.
1 Arora T, Loo RL, Anastasovska J, et al. Differential effects of two fermentable carbohydrates on central appetite regulation and body composition. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43263. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043263. 2012 Aug 29.
2 Guess ND, Dornhorst A, Oliver N, et al. A randomized controlled trial: the effect of inulin on weight management and ectopic fat in subjects with prediabetes. Nutr Metab. doi: 10.1186/s12986-015-0033-2. 2015 Oct 24.