Guar gum thickens food and is high in soluble fiber and low in calories
GOOD FOR THE GUT
and for your immune system.
INCREASES FULLNESS FOR HOURS
slows digestion and increases satiety.
LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
improves blood sugar control for diabetics
Soluble fibers such as guar gum have been shown to have cholesterol-lowering effects, with lower levels of total blood cholesterol, as well as lower LDL cholesterol, compared to a placebo.1
Some studies have found that guar gum could aid weight loss and appetite control. Fiber moves through the body undigested and may help promote satiety (fullness) while reducing appetite.2
A review of three studies concluded that guar gum improved satiety and reduced the number of calories consumed from snacking throughout the day. 3
Also known as guaran, guar gum is made from legumes called guar beans.
The guar bean is grown in the U.S., Australia, India, and Africa.
Guar gum is well known for its ability to thicken and stabilize food products, but it may also provide some health benefits, including digestion, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and even weight maintenance.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recognizes guar gum as safe for consumption in specified amounts in various food products, including ice cream, yogurt, gluten-free products and more.
One study found that guar gum helped relieve constipation by speeding movement through the intestinal tract. It was also associated with improvements in stool texture and bowel movement frequency.
Thanks to its potential ability to promote digestive health, it may also help people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). One study found that guar gum improved IBS symptoms, while reducing bloating and increasing stool frequency.
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