Questions & Answers About Lupins
Are Revolupin Lupin Flakes suitable for vegetarians, vegans and other plant-based dietary lifestyles?
Yes. Revolupin Lupin Flakes are made from 100% raw Australian lupins that have been uniquely flaked with no heating involved. As one of the world’s richest sources of combined protein (40%) and dietary fibre (37%), Lupin Flakes are the perfect plant-based alternative to animal products.
Are Lupin Flakes safe for people with gluten and dairy intolerances?
Yes. Revolupin Lupin Flakes contain absolutely no gluten or dairy making them ideal for people with coeliac disease, lactose intolerances and other gluten related dietary issues.
Are Lupin Flakes suitable for diabetics?
Yes. Diabesity (diabetes in the context of obesity) is a serious thing and the leading cause of chronic disease in the 21st century. Low carb foods like Lupin Flakes are great for glucose management, which can help to prevent nasties like diabesity, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Where do you get your lupins from?
All our lupins are sustainably grown by local farmers in Western Australia and processed in Australia.
What is the allergen status of lupin?
Lupin, like other protein containing foods (e.g. peanut, soybean) may trigger an allergic reaction in a small percentage of the population. Some people who are allergic to peanuts may also react to lupin. If you know or think you are allergic to lupin, it is important that you visit your doctor and ask for a referral to a clinical immunology/allergy specialist.
Source: Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
How much fibre should I eat each day?
Doctors recommend that women and men consume at least 25g and 30g of fibre per day, respectively. A standard 40g serving (or 4 tablespoons) of
Revolupin Lupin Flakes provides 14.8g of fibre and 16g of protein.
What are the health benefits of eating a diet high in fibre?
Dietary fibre offers many health benefits, including potentially reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and certain gastrointestinal disorders. Adequate intakes of dietary fibre may also improve blood lipid profiles, reduce blood pressure, improve glycaemic control, improve laxation, promote weight loss and improve immune function.
What is a prebiotic fibre?
A prebiotic is a type of fibre. To be classified as a prebiotic, the fibre must pass through the digestive system undigested and stimulate the growth and/or activity of certain ‘good’ bacteria in the large intestine. Prebiotic fibres include fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS).
What is dietary fibre?
Dietary fibres are undigestible carbohydrates that are passed through to the large intestine providing our healthy gut flora with the food they need to
flourish. Not all fibres are created equal and they perform different roles in the gut. Soluble fibres slow down digestion and are good for cholesterol lowering, insoluble fibres are great for regularity and prebiotic fibres are very beneficial for stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria. Lupin fibre is unique in that it acts as soluble, insoluble and prebiotic fibre.
How can I maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in my gut?
One way of increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut is by eating foods that are high in dietary fibre and especially prebiotic fibres. Lupin Flakes have a whopping 37g of fibre per 100g, with close to 1/3 of this fibre acting as a prebiotic fibre.
Clinical studies have shown that lupin fibre is exceptional at stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria.
How do I reduce flatulence or ‘wind’ on a high fibre diet including legumes and pulses?
Some foods such as legumes produce excessive wind. The wind is the result of excessive gas produced through the action of the gut microflora. This often happens when people change from a low fibre diet to include very high fibre foods such as legumes. We recommend you introduce these high fibre foods very gradually over 14 days. This will give your gut and gut bacteria time to adapt to the greater quantity of fibre arriving in the large bowel.
What are the health benefits of eating a diet high in dietary fibre and especially prebiotic fibres?
Some health benefits attributed to prebiotic fibre intake include stimulation of gut flora, improved mineral absorption, possible protection against colon cancer, stabilisation of blood glucose and insulin levels, protection against intestinal
infections and alterations in the progress of some inflammatory conditions.
I have medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and have been advised to avoid eating many high prebiotic foods. Are Revolupin Lupin
Flakes right for me?
If you have received a diagnosis of IBS from your doctor, you must seek the guidance of a qualified dietitian with experience in this area before incorporating any new foods, including Lupin Flakes, into your diet.