The new single-serving porridges not only contain grains but also ingredients whose benefits for the body you may not know about. Let us talk about them for a moment.
Certain plants contain an energy-storing carbohydrate replacing the commonly known starch. It is called inulin, and it is chemically categorised as a fructan. Plant roots or tubers are usually rich in inulin. You can find it in plants such as garlic, onion, sunroot or sunflower. Our inulin originates in the chicory roots.
The body uses enzymes called amylases to break down starch. It is, however, not enzymatically equipped to break down inulin which cannot be used as a source of energy. Being a type of soluble fibre, inulin passes through the small intestine without being absorbed. The bacteria in the large intestine are able to use it as a source of energy though. Inulin acts as a PREBIOTIC. Supporting the growth of bifidogenic microbiota is extremely important for the human body. The large intestine bacteria then support proper intestinal function as well as protect the body from various infections.
- helps lower the blood triglyceride level
- contributes to lowering the blood cholesterol levels
- improves insulin sensitivity
It is not only suitable for diets of diabetics or people with elevated cholesterol levels, but for anyone.
You can find inulin in our single-serving Nomina Office and Nomina Sport porridges.