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Are you In(ulin)? The Benefits of Organic Agave Inulin Powder

Did you know that there was another way to enjoy agave other than in its liquid form? That’s right! It comes in a powder called Agave Inulin Powder. Inulins are a group of naturally occurring sugars that come from plants and these offer many extraordinary nutritional benefits!

Agave Inulin Powder comes from the same place that liquid agave does; the plant native to Mexico and is the same place that premium blue agave tequila comes from! Don’t worry, inulin powder won’t get you schnockered!

The powder is known as a “super fiber” and acts just as fiber does–as nature’s intestinal comb, as I like to say. :) Fiber as we know, is important for weight control and can also help to prevent certain types of cancer; colon in particular. It also works as a pre-biotic, which is what the good bacteria in our gut like to feast on! Remember, PRE-biotics feed PRO-biotics. If our healthy intestinal bacteria is happy and full, that means we will be pretty happy too, since 2/3 of our immune system resides in our small intestine. We want the good guys good and full so they can help ward off dis-ease and keep everything running smooth (no pun intended).

Inulin can be a safe sugar substitute for diabetics because it does not create a spike in blood sugar levels and it also can help with the absorption of calcium. Additionally, Inulin dissolves well in water. How annoying is it when our Sugar in the Raw just won’t break down in our iced tea?? This is guaranteed to work much better.

You can use agave powder just as you would sugar in raw chocolate recipes, oatmeal, baked goods or smoothies!

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  • drew

    Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

  • http://www.healingthrufood.com Dori

    Fibers such as this are typically safe during pregnancy, but if you are concerned, you should definitely ask your doctor. :)

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