A Sensus chicory root fiber review and a Chobani Simply 100 Greek yogurt parfait with sweet berries, bananas, chewy coconut, and crunchy walnuts.
Have you heard of chicory root fiber? If you’re reading nutrition labels on the products you purchase these days, you’ll often see it referred to as “inulin.” Inulin is a soluble dietary fiber found in various roots and vegetables, including chicory root, that the food industry is using in products to reduce the amount of sugar and increase the fiber content.
Sensus chicory root fiber is a natural, non-GMO (genetically modified), prebiotic soluble fiber that is added to products such as Fiber One Oats & Chocolate and 90 Calorie Lemon Bars (I love these lemon bars!), as well as Udi’s Soft & Chewy Ancient Grain Granola Bars and Soft & Chewy Cranberry Almond Granola Bars, and Dreamfields pastas.
After researching the potential benefits and risks of consuming inulin (my go-to resources: Dr. Weil, WebMD, U.S.News Health, and Healthline in this chicory root review), I couldn’t find any reason not to purchase products with this soluble fiber referenced on the label.
To help you decided for yourself, you can visit the Sensus website for specific details, but I’ll run down the basics for you here.
Reduced sugar content which can reduce inflammation in the body.
Increased fiber content for better digestion, reduced blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
Prebiotic promoting healthy gut bacteria.
Has a low glycemic response promoting a healthier blood glucose level.
Increasing fiber intake can cause gas and bloating if you don’t increase the amount you eat slowly. Most adult Americans should consume 25 – 30 grams per day.
Can cause allergic reactions if you are allergic to ragweed.
Nursing or pregnant women should consult their physician before consuming inulin.
If you’re curious about the company that distributes chicory root fiber to food manufacturers, the following are quotes from the company’s profile.
- Sensus has been supplying chicory root fiber since 1995 and is the largest supplier of chicory root fiber inulin in North America and the second largest worldwide. Their main offices are in the Netherlands and North American offices are located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
- Sensus is the only chicory root fiber inulin producer in the world with FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status, which it received in 2003. GRAS status is granted to substances added to food that have been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.
- Sensus chicory root fiber inulin is natural, non-GMO fiber extracted from chicory root plants and produced into powder or syrup forms for easy inclusion in a wide variety of packaged food products including, snack bars, pasta, yogurt, and cereal.
I bet you’re wondering after research and product testing what my verdict is, aren’t you?
I can’t see any reason not to purchase products with Sensus chicory root fiber. Though I will say that processed foods of any kind shouldn’t play a prominent role in our diets. I keep bars and yogurt on hand for emergency snacks. They’re perfect for a quick pick-me-up after work when I’m heading out for a run or to the gym and dinner won’t be on the table anytime soon.
That’s my review for today! You can find out more about Sensus by following them on social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think. I’m always happy to hear from you!
Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt Parfait with Berries, Bananas, Walnuts and Coconut Flakes
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 6 ounces Chobani Simply 100 Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup orangic frozen mixed berries, thawed
- 1/2 small banana, sliced
- 1 tablespoon walnut pieces
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- Layer mixed berries, yogurt and bananas in a dish, then top with walnuts and coconut flakes.
Food energy: 293kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 2.97g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.79g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 3.80g
Total fat: 7.81g
Calories from fat: 70
Carbohydrate, by difference: 42.76g
Total dietary fiber: 5.35g
Total lipid (fat): 5.76g
Total sugars: 31.39g
Vitamin C: 6.94mg
Pantothenic acid: 0.86mg
Vitamin B6: 0.35mg
Folate, total: 22?g
Folic acid: --
Food folate: 22?g
Folate: 22?g dietary folate equivalents
Vitamin B12: 0.77?g
Vitamin A: 68IU
Vitamin A RAE: 2?g retinol activity equivalents
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): 35.73mg
Vitamin D µg: --
Vitamin D IU: --
Vitamin K (phylloquinone): 64.49?g
Percent refuse: --
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