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  • Inulin Fiber Dandelion Root Salad Asthma
    April 12, 2017 Emma McGowan

    Inulin Fiber Supplement May Help Ease Asthma Symptoms

    Approximately 300 million worldwide suffer from asthma. A recent study suggests that taking an inulin fiber supplement may help improve asthma symptoms by improving gut microbiota in asthmatics. For this study, stable asthmatics were given daily supplements of the soluble...

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  • September 4, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Soluble Fiber Alpha-Cyclodextrin May Lower Bad Cholesterol

    Scientists used to think that all cholesterol was bad for our health, but later discovered that there is “good” and “bad” cholesterol — with “bad” cholesterol being the primary contributor to heart disease. A recent study suggest that taking a...

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  • July 13, 2016 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Soluble Fiber May Help Blunt Blood Sugar Spikes

    Previous studies have linked dietary fiber with a reduced risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome. A recent study suggests that soluble fiber may help blunt blood sugar spikes that occur after eating among glucose intolerant people. Participants in the study...

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  • June 22, 2016 Emma McGowan

    Psyllium Soluble Fiber Linked With Longer Periods of Satiety

    Satiety is the feeling of fullness after eating. Two recent studies suggest that taking psyllium, a soluble, gel-forming, non-fermented fiber supplement, may improve satiety and help people feel full for longer periods of time. Participants in the first study included...

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  • July 24, 2014 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Soluble Corn Fiber May Boost Calcium Absorption in Teens

    As milk consumption has decreased in the adolescent population, so have calcium levels. Low levels of calcium during pubescent may lead to increased risk of bone fracture later in life. A recent study suggests that consuming a soluble corn fiber...

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