Do you know the difference between Pre and Probiotics? While probiotics have held center stage for quite some time, known for their numerous health benefits, prebiotics, have remained underappreciated. Probiotic foods are essential for a healthy gut and overall well-being and prebiotics help “feed” probiotics. By pairing them together you will attain optimal results in your gut health.
A probiotic is a microorganism that is a natural part of the healthy microbiome that we 1. eat as a fermented food source or 2. take in supplement form.
A prebiotic is a food, fiber, amino acid, or fatty acid, that feeds the microbiome and keeps it healthy.
When Should We Take Probiotics?
Taking probiotics frequently and on a regular basis is recommended due to its ability to restore and strengthen the gut microbiome. Antibiotics, chlorine, fluoride, hormones, sugar, pesticides, etc. all play a part in harming the gut and the higher the frequency of exposure, the more damage.
Societies where diets consist of a higher quantity of processed and artificial foods and where toxic chemical use is more frequent results in ill health increasing. Probiotics can help correct these problems.
What About Prebiotics?
A diet rich in prebiotic foods consumed on a daily basis is best for overall health. By eating the following foods you will be fueling your body with its proper medicine. For best results, consume at every meal. Consistent care of your digestive system will pay good dividends for future health. Good luck!
The Top Prebiotic Foods:
- Chicory Root
- Dandelion Greens
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Konjac Root
- Burdock Root
- Yacon Root
- Jicama Root
- Wheat Bran
(All scientific statements and detailed information for each food group was taken from www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed)