I am currently considering whether to continue with my current practice of supplementing my diet with powerdered Inulin, which I think is an expensive supplement, or whether to just try to seek out the natural foods that contain inulin. I would value any experiences you have had yourselves - i.e. have you used inulin as a supplement, or do you consider it as important in your diet?
I have found an article about inulin which looks interesting, and which has so far encouraged me that it is a good thing to include in a diet. The article is by Dr Axe, and a link is here - if you want to have a read:
To summarise some of the points in that article:
Inulin is a soluble plant fibre.
It is claimed to:
1. Reduce constipation
2. Improve gut health by acting like a prebiotic
3. Help curb appetite
4. Boost heart health and lower metabolic syndrome risk factors
5. Can be used to replace sugar and flour in recipes
6. Increases calcium absorption
Natural foods containing inulin include: Ground chicory root; dandelion root; asparagus; leeks and onions; bananas and plantains; sprouted wheat; garlic; artichokes; fresh herbs; yams; burdock root; camac root, coneflower, jicama and yacon root.
I would value any comments about inulin from anyone - in terms of your personal experience, or relevant studies, or your opinion.
I have been taking it as a supplement for about two years, and I am wondering whether to continue. I have to say that the article encourages me to get some more, but I don't want to be wasting my money on it.
I think I came across it when watching a documentary that had Angela Rippon - who was taking inulin as a supplement - and that is how I started doing it - but I'd value hearing if anyone else has done this, and what their experience has been.
Thanks to grace111 for finding the article about Angela Rippon's experience, which is here: