Health Benefits of Acacia Fibre

Acacia fibre is gummy sap derived from the Acacia tree. Also known as Gum Arabic, it is a high source of soluble fibre and a prebiotic. If you feel you’re hungry all the time or constantly looking around for the next snack, acacia fibre could be for you. Research suggests that supplementing acacia fibre to your diet can help suppress your appetite by improving your satiation signals and keeping you fuller for longer. 

A simple way to add acacia fibre to your routine diet is by taking Pro You Protein Blends. It has 20 grams of protein per serving and 13 research-backed ingredients to power you through your day. The convenience of one powder means you don’t have to take multiple pills day and night. Your vitamin C, D, B, magnesium, folate, zinc, fibre and adaptogenic aid daily needs – all in one. 

Simplifying busy lives is what we do. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty about acacia fibre’s benefits.

Closeup of Gum arabic pieces

Benefits of Acacia Fibre as a Soluble Fibre

Firstly, let’s start with what dietary fibres are. Dietary fibres are the elements of plant-based foods that don’t digest or get broken down by our digestive system. And while it may sound unwelcoming that it doesn’t break down, this helps move and clear the gut of excess cholesterol, sugar, waste and toxins. 

Soluble fibre is a type of dietary fibre. It dissolves in water, creating a slippery gel to help digestion move along. 

While science is still learning about the health benefits of soluble fibre like acacia gum, research indicates it has benefits such as:

  • Weight control
  • Improved signalling of satiation and fullness – so you’re less likely to overeat
  • Helps you feel fuller for longer – so you’re less likely to snack
  • Easing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms
  • Control and prevent high blood pressure
  • Balance cholesterol levels
  • Balance blood sugar levels
  • Lower the risk of colon and breast cancer

But doesn’t fibre make you gassy?

After eating a lot of beans or lentils, you may have felt more gassy or bloated than usual. While some fibres (like the ones found in beans and lentils) can cause gut distress, studies have suggested that we tolerate acacia fibre better. Study participants have reported no ill effects, even at higher doses of up to 40 grams.

Acacia Fibre as a Prebiotic

Prebiotics are substances that promote the growth of good gut bacteria. Essentially, they’re food for your gut bacteria. On the other hand, probiotics are substances that contain live bacteria cultures that help populate a healthy, diverse balance of microflora in the gut. 

In a clinical trial, study participants who consumed acacia fibre each day had a significant increase in Bifidobacterial and Lactobacilli bacteria. Similarly, another study linked daily acacia fibre intake to greater stool weight. As TMI as it may sound, this indicates a link to positive digestive health benefits.

Acacia fibre shows promise for giving your gut a helping hand by improving the clearance of waste and toxins and improving the composition of your microflora. On top of this, acacia fibre can help you manage your weight as you stay fuller for longer and are less likely to overeat. 

The easiest way to take acacia fibre daily is by taking Pro You Protein Blends. You can choose between Whey or Pea, both have essential vitamins, minerals and adaptogenic aids with a hint of natural vanilla.