Looking for a healthy and delicious way to boost your tween or teen's daily nutrition? Ramp! Up the Day is the perfect solution. This smoothie booster is packed with all-natural ingredients, including the prebiotic Solnul™. But what is Solnul™, and what makes it so special? Let's dive in!
Modern Diets Lack Resistant Starch
In today's modern diets, there is a concerning lack of resistant starch, a crucial component for optimal gut health. With the rise of processed foods and refined carbohydrates, our diets have shifted away from the natural sources of resistant starch found in traditional foods. This decline in resistant starch consumption has had a detrimental effect on our gut microbiome, leading to various digestive issues and compromised overall health.
Resistant starch acts as food for the beneficial bacteria in our gut, promoting their growth and diversity. However, many processed and refined foods have undergone extensive processing, stripping them of their resistant starch content. As a result, our gut microbiota is deprived of this essential nutrient, leading to an imbalance and potential negative consequences for our digestive system.
Many Teens at Risk for Resistant Starch Deficiency
Resistant starch deficiency is seen in populations whose diets primarily consist of processed and refined foods (hello teens!). These diets often lack sources of resistant starch, leading to an insufficient intake of this important prebiotic fiber.
Modern western diets characterized by high consumption of processed foods, refined grains, and sugars, are typically low in resistant starch. These diets are often rich in foods like white bread, pasta, and sugary snacks, which are low in fiber and resistant starch content.
Additionally, low Vegetable and whole grain intake may be associated with resistant starch deficiency. Diets lacking in diverse plant-based foods contribute to a reduced intake of this prebiotic fiber.
The good news is that adopting a diet rich in whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and resistant starch sources, can help address this deficiency and support a healthy gut microbiome.
The Benefits of Resistant Starch on Gut Health
Resistant starch plays a vital role in supporting a healthy gut. Here are some of the key benefits it provides:
Enhanced Digestive Function: Resistant starch acts as a prebiotic, selectively nourishing beneficial gut bacteria. This promotes a balanced gut microbiome and improves overall digestion, reducing the likelihood of digestive issues such as bloating, gas, and constipation.
Improved Nutrient Absorption: By supporting a diverse and thriving gut microbiota, resistant starch enhances the absorption of essential nutrients from our food. This ensures that our bodies can effectively utilize the vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds present in our diet.
Reduced Inflammation: Resistant starch has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help alleviate inflammation in the gut. By calming the digestive system, resistant starch aids in maintaining a healthy gut environment and minimizing the risk of chronic inflammation-related conditions.
Enhanced Bowel Regularity: Consuming sufficient amounts of resistant starch can promote regular bowel movements and prevent issues such as constipation. It helps regulate transit time through the digestive system, ensuring a smooth and efficient elimination process.
What is Solnul™ Prebiotic?
Solnul™ is a resistant starch with exceptional prebiotic effects. While many prebiotics have a beneficial impact on gut health, Solnul™ stands out for several reasons.
First, Solnul™ is a native prebiotic RS2 from an unmodified food source. Other prebiotics can be made from sources with no history of human consumption (like straw). Resistant starch, on the other hand, has been a part of human diets for over 10,000 years, making it one of the most widely consumed prebiotics in human history.
Second, Solnul™ is slow to ferment, well-tolerated, and FODMAP-friendly approved. This means it won't cause digestive discomfort or irritation, making it an ideal ingredient for those with sensitive stomachs.
The Benefits of Solnul™ in Ramp! Up the Day
So, what benefits does Solnul™ bring to Ramp! Up the Day? Here are just a few:
- Solnul™ is clinically-proven at doses as low as 3.5 g, making it the first low-dose resistant starch, effective at 1/10 of the previously documented dosage.
- Unlike many other prebiotic fibers, Solnul™ has a double-action effect on IBS-related symptoms, with a reduction in daily occurrences of constipation and diarrhea, promoting regularity.
- Resistant starch is unique in that it acts like both soluble and insoluble fiber. It arrives in the large intestines intact like insoluble fiber, but is completely fermentable like soluble fiber. This makes it a versatile ingredient for promoting gut health.
Incorporating Prebiotic Fiber into Your Teen's Diet
If you're looking for a convenient and delicious way to give your tween or teen's nutrition a boost with prebiotic fiber, and address resistant starch deficiency, Ramp! Up the Day is the perfect solution.
Simply add the smoothie booster to your favorite smoothie recipe, and you're good to go! With Solnul™ and other all-natural ingredients, Ramp! Up the Day is the perfect way to support your tween or teen's overall gut, health and wellbeing.