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Inulin: 2 Research-Backed Benefits

Inulin is fiber that can be beneficial in reducing the risk of many gastrointestinal tract diseases, such as irritable bowel diseases and colon cancer.

Inulin might also contribute to the optimal health of the human colon as a prebiotic.

It has also been shown to decrease total serum cholesterol and reduce LDL levels.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of inulin that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about inulin named What Is Inulin? if you're interested in learning more.

Research-Backed Beneficial Claims Of Inulin

These are some of the potential research-backed health benefits of inulin.

1. Cholesterol

Inulin - Cholesterol

About this claim

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that there are some nutrients that might be beneficial for your cholesterol in a variety of ways.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 26 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Stomach And Intestine

Inulin - Stomach And Intestine

About this claim

Your stomach and intestines are where the nutrients from the food you consume get in your body. Research shows that some nutrients may be beneficial for your stomach and intestines. For instance, help keep your digestive system healthy.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 20 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!