The pros of probiotics
What has turned probiotics into a household word in today’s world? Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent years, you know they’re good for your gut health, even if you’re not quite sure why. It has something to do with good bacteria and keeping your body in balance, and there’s that attention-grabbing fact: they could help you lose weight. At Sugar 2.0, it’s also an integral part of the package, paired with the soluble fiber’s prebiotics – its lesser-known kid sister – and cane sugar. What does that mean to you? Good health, in the gut and beyond!
- Let’s start with prebiotics. Soluble fiber is the natural fiber that becomes like a gel when digested, as opposed to the insoluble fibers that simply don’t break down. Paired with cane sugar, it gives Sugar 2.0 it’s one-two punch. While only using half the usual amount of sugar, soluble fiber triggers a lower absorption of the sugar. And that gel we were talking about? It feeds the probiotics’ beneficial bacteria.
- And that brings us to probiotics. Did you know, literally translated, it means “for life?” Rather fitting, given what it does for our well-being. It’s also referred to as our digestive tract’s indigenous flora, something that, as with soluble fiber’s prebiotics, was naturally part of our forefathers’ diet. It showed promise in preventing colorectal cancers in a 2012 study by BMC Surgery (1). Other studies continue to look at its effect on blood pressure and oral issues. But the living bacteria’s biggest role is promoting digestive health, from the inside out.
- The pairing of prebiotic soluble fiber and probiotics in Sugar 2.0 provides synbiotics, a sugar-reduction alternative that avoids the chemistry of artificial sweeteners and the overuse of sugar. It’s OK to eat sugar again, as with everything, in moderation.