Other Effects of Inulin
1. Inulin can reduce blood glucose and dilute the concentration of blood glucose
*Blood glucose decreased
Eating inulin on an empty stomach or drinking inulin concentrate can immediately reduce blood glucose. Many people obviously feel the decrease of blood sugar in a very short time. The following are the reports of 6 patients who ate inulin or drank inulin concentrate for 10 consecutive days:
(Note: the unit of blood glucose is mg / dl, which refers to the glucose content per deciliter. When normal people are fasting, the glucose content per deciliter is 80-100 mg. If it is lower than this standard, it is hypoglycemia, and if it is higher than this standard, it is hyperglycemia.)
*Reduce the symptoms of diabetes
When people used to eat inulin powder before, people did not find inulin had special effects in the treatment of diabetes. After investigation, relevant people found that the reaction of long-term inulin use “no weakness”, “no feeling of thirst”, “fewer times to go to the toilet at night”, “eyes become bright” and so on.
2. The digestive and defecation functions are enhanced, which has a miraculous effect on the treatment of constipation
Many people who ate inulin obviously felt that their gastrointestinal function was enhanced and their stools began to flow smoothly. At the same time, after taking inulin, it can enhance the peristalsis ability of the intestine and discharge odor gas, so as to restore the health of the intestine, especially for some habitual constipation and intractable constipation.
3. Enhance metabolism and quickly recover scalds and other injured wounds
Enhanced metabolic function and make the whole body feel warm and energetic. Especially the hands and feet get warm. When taking inulin on an empty stomach, you can obviously feel your body warm in 30 minutes, even in winter. There is also continuous eating inulin, obviously feeling that the skin becomes smooth, and the acne on the face and the wounds on the body disappear quickly. Inulin has a good effect on dermatitis.
4. Skin beautifying
The “skin beautifying” provided by the Japanese inulin Research Association shows that eating inulin has a good effect on the skin. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the pioneer of inulin research, once said that inulin can reduce the pigmentation of the skin, whiten and beautify the skin, and make the skin bright, tender and shiny.
People without diabetes drank 50-100 milliliters of inulin solution every day, and the skin turned white after 3 months. And the original pigment and small pimples on the face also disappeared completely.
5. It has special effects on colorectal cancer
According to reports in the United States, inulin is effective in the treatment of colorectal cancer. The United States had a special institution to study inulin in 2003. There is a case in Japan where a patient with terminal cancer recovers quickly after taking inulin.
6. Improve vascular disorders
Inulin is very effective in improving vascular disorders. There are many reports about inulin reducing blood lipid and cholesterol.
7. Weight loss effect
Inulin mainly promotes the absorption of vitamins and trace elements by adjusting the movement of intestines and stomach, so as to be healthy and energetic, which in turn promotes the consumption of energy in the body and achieves the purpose of weight loss. On the other hand, after taking inulin, the blood sugar decreases, the blood sugar will not rise, the insulin of the islets will not be secreted, the insulin will not be secreted, and the glucose will not be stored in the cells, so the body will not get fat. On this basis, proper exercise will burn some fat to achieve the purpose of slimming.
8. Protect liver function
The experiment showed that a 69 year old patient with liver cirrhosis received 10 grams of inulin oligosaccharide every day, and his symptoms of liver coma and constipation were relieved after about 5 days.
9. Low or no energy
Inulin oligosaccharides are difficult or not to be digested and absorbed by human body. The energy value of them is very low or not at all, so it can play a role in low-energy foods. It can satisfy the requirements of those who love sweets and worry about getting fat, and can also take effect in diabetics, obese patients and patients with low blood sugar.
10. Rapidly increase the number of bifidobacteria in the intestine
Promote the proliferation of bifidobacteria in colon at a 40 fold increasing rate. Adults ingested 10g inulin oligosaccharides per day, and the number of bifidobacteria per gram of feces increased by 20% after one week. Taking 10g inulin oligosaccharide every day can reduce the production of 44.6% toxic fermentation products and 40.9% harmful bacterial enzymes within 3 weeks.
11. Improvement of mild to moderate depression and anxiety
2-9 fructooligosaccharides in inulin can increase the expression of neurotrophic factors in brain cells, protect neurons from corticosterone induced damage, and have a good effect on mild and moderate depression. Because this kind of Fructooligosaccharide can affect the concentration of NE and 5-HT in the center, it has a good effect on mild to moderate depression and anxiety.