Inulin, also known as polyfructose, consists of long chains of fructose (dietary fiber) and short chains of fructooligosaccharides (probiotics). "Polyfructose" is a polysaccharide that does not increase glucose in the blood. It is not hydrolyzed into monosaccharides in the upper part of the gut and is sweet and is ideal for diabetes, obesity, or other sugars.
As the best soluble dietary fiber, chrysanthemum polyfructose can not only delay the absorption of glucose, delay the conversion of digestible sugars such as starch, but also avoid the sharp increase of blood sugar after meals, and decrease postprandial blood sugar. At the same time, it can also effectively reduce fasting blood glucose, reduce the human body's demand for insulin, control body weight, improve the degree of sugar tolerance of the body, which is beneficial to the treatment and prevention of diabetes, especially family diabetes. Short-chain fructooligosaccharide in inulin is also an important factor in promoting insulin activity. Therefore, an inulin diet with sufficient dietary fiber has a special effect both in prevention and in the treatment of diabetes. To effectively reduce postprandial blood sugar 20-50. The results showed that the decrease of fasting blood glucose was the result of short chain fatty acids produced by inulin fermentation in colon.
The polymerized fructose in inulin can effectively reduce high triglyceride and prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease complications. The long-chain fructose (dietary fiber) in the inulin absorbs the lipids in the gut and reduces the absorption of fat, while the short-chain fructooligosaccharides (probiotics) in the inulin can be degraded by Bifidobacterium, which is fermented by Lactobacillus into short-chain fatty acids. Propionate can inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol, fructooligosaccharides (probiotics) can also promote the proliferation of Lactobacillus, a large number of Lactobacillus metabolism while reducing cholesterol, triglyceride can increase high density lipoprotein, Improve the composition of cholesterol in blood, thus effectively reduce blood lipid, prevent and treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases .