Managing your weight is all about balancing your food intake with your caloric expenditure. Chicory inulin is being widely used in dairy and other foods not only for its prebiotic health benefit but also for functional replacement of sugars and fats to achieve additional nutritional benefits such as low calorie, sugar reduction, no added sugar, and low fat.
In combination with their technological texturizing and sweetening properties, this renders them ideal for application to develop products focusing on weight management.
Furthermore, because chicory inulin has a low glycemic response and promotes healthy blood glucose by reducing blood sugar fluctuations, it fits the modern diet for diabetics as well as for several other health conditions. Interestingly, chicory inulin and oligofructose have been shown to modulate hormones which may play a role in satiety. Obesity and blood sugar are two key issues in management of metabolic syndrome where chicory inulin and oligofructose can play a role.