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  • Oatmeal Bowl Breakfast Berries Fruit
    January 24, 2019 Emma McGowan

    Soluble Fiber Beta-Fructans May Help With Bowel Movements

    Beta-fructan is a type of soluble dietary fiber found in fruits and vegetables. A recent study suggests that supplementation with beta-fructans may help with digestion, stool frequency, and stool consistency. For this study, researchers examined data in 47 peer-reviewed studies...

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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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  • April 27, 2015 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Fibersol-2 Soluble Fiber May Increase Satiety, Lower Hunger

    Soluble fiber attracts water and turns to gel during digestion, which slows digestion. A recent study suggests that drinking soluble fiber in tea while eating a meal may increase satiety hormones and lower hunger in healthy men and women. Participants...

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  • December 25, 2014 Emma McGowan

    New Dietary Fiber Ingredient May Increase Feelings of Fullness

    Keeping off weight can be especially hard during the holiday season. A recent study suggests that taking an inulin-propionate ester (IPE) dietary fiber ingredient may increase levels of appetite-reducing hormones as well as feelings of satiety or fullness. Participants in...

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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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