With both cereals and chicory key Barleycup ingredients, our products are valuable sources of dietary fibre – including inulin – which is an important part of a balanced diet. Barleycup offers approximately 1g of fibre per single cup (250ml, 5g of powder). Moreover, Barleycup contains only 10kcals per cup so offers a delicious low calorie drink.
Dietary fibre comes from part of a plant that is resistant to human digestive enzymes, and is thus not digested or absorbed in the small intestine. Inulin, which can be found in chicory root and dandelion, possesses such properties. The recommended daily fibre intake (depending on the source) ranges from 25 to 40g*
* According to the European Food Safety Authority, 25g of fibre per day for adults is sufficient for proper functioning of the digestive tract
It is advisable to include other products containing fibre in your diet, such as nuts, fruit, vegetables and legumes. Several cups of Barleycup will perfectly complement a balanced high-fibre diet. The best sources of dietary fibre are of plant origin: grain products (bran, rye flakes, wheat flakes, barley flakes, oatmeal, wholemeal bread, etc.); root vegetables and vegetables from the cabbage family; fruit; legumes; and nuts (especially almonds).
Consuming products that contain fibre (and inulin) may benefit your health by preventing the onset of certain diseases, including diabetes, coronary artery disease, obesity, and cancer, as well as by removing harmful substances from the body such as heavy metals and bile acids.