While the exact effect of prebiotic fibre on your blood sugar will depend on your unique metabolism and gut microbiome, research suggests some promising effects.
The doctor said: “One study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found that consuming 10 grams of inulin, a type of prebiotic fibre, per day for two weeks reduced postprandial (after-meal) blood sugar levels by 8.5 percent in overweight adults.
“Another study, published in the same journal, found that consuming 21 grams of oligofructose, another type of prebiotic fibre, per day for four weeks reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 7.6 percent in adults with type 2 diabetes.”
The expert added that some degree of reduction in blood sugar spikes will be experienced every time you include a source of prebiotic fibre in your meal.
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