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Prebiotics and Probiotics in Foods

Our gut needs a combination of probiotics and prebiotics for a healthy balance of gut bacteria.


Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut. In other words, prebiotics are the food for the probiotics

Prebiotics are found in many fruits and vegetables, especially those that contain complex carbohydrates, such as fiber and resistant starch. These carbs aren't digestible by your body, so they pass through the digestive system to become food for the bacteria and other microbes.

Others: Nectarines, white peaches, persimmons, watermelon, grapefruit, pomegranate, apples, barley, rye, wheat, oats, wheat bran, couscous, flaxseeds, asparagus, beet root, fennel, green peas, snow peas, cabbage


Probiotics are different in that they contain live organisms, usually specific strains of bacteria that directly add to the population of healthy microbes in your gut.


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