Food for your Gut : Jurusalem Artichoke

Inulin is a fiber found in lots of fruits and veggies that’salso a natural prebiotic—and Jerusalem artichoke is full of it! Inulin has no calories, but it still leaves you feeling full…and between 14 and 19 percent of the weight of Jerusalem artichoke is Inulin.

Many of these health effects can be attributed to the ability of inulin to stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria. Naturally present in the large intestine, bifidobacteria fight harmful bacteria in the intestines, prevent constipation, and give the immune system a boost. Furthermore, evidence indicates that bifidobacteria help reduce intestinal concentrations of certain carcinogenic enzymes.


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