What is Vitafiber™?
Vitafiber™ is a high fibre powder produced from non GMO corn starch. Vitafiber™ Powder is a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates made of glucose molecules which are linked with each other through a digestion resistant bonding.
It is perhaps most well known for being the perfect substitute for flour and sugar when baking, as well as being a popular ingredient in many well known protein bars. It is incredibly popular with the fitness community and healthy bakers alike as it is frequently used in cake and muffin recipes to make them sugar and gluten free. Vitafiber™ provides over 13.5g dietary fibre per 15g serving, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to increase their intake of this essential nutrient.
What are the benefits of Vitafiber™?
Vitafiber™ makes such a great substitute for sugar because it's naturally sweet, approximately 60% as sweet as sucrose (regular table sugar). It is also considerably lower in calories, providing just over 2kcal/g, compared to 4kcal/g from sugar. Not only can this help to reduce total calorie intake when used as a replacement for sugar, Vitafiber™ will not cause a sudden spike in blood glucose and insulin. Repeated spikes in blood glucose cause the body to store nutrients and are recognised as a cause of weight gain. Over the course of several years this can also lead to health complications such as insulin resistance and Type 2 Diabetes.
Consuming dietary fibre can help to increase feelings of satiety, this can be useful for anyone looking to cut down on calorie intake. Having a mid-morning homemade snack or shake that consists of Vitafiber™ and some protein can help to keep you feeling full up and from reaching for any undesirable sugary treats. Vitafiber™ is also thought to function as a prebiotic. Good bacteria in your digestive system may be able to utilise it in order to produce a number of nutrients that are beneficial towards human health.
Who should use Vitafiber™?
Absolutely anyone can use Vitafiber™. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in almost anything. If you're not into healthy baking, Vitafiber™ can be used in shakes and smoothies to add some natural sweetness. It can even be used as a sweetener in tea and coffee!