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Prebiotics

So we recently talked about the benefits and needs of Probiotics, now lets see why we need Prebiotics. They are NOT the same. I read the easiest way to remember what each is for.

Prebiotics act as a fertilizer for the Probiotics.

The Probiotics are introducing the good bacteria into our gut and the Prebiotics nourish the good bacteria. Below is a list of the benefits

  • lower risk for cardiovascular disease
  • healthier cholesterol levels
  • better gut health
  • improved digestion
  • lower stress response
  • better hormonal balance
  • higher immune function
  • lower risk for obesity and weight gain
  • lower inflammation and autoimmune reactions

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So how can we get Prebiotics in our diet?

  • acacia gum (or gum arabic)
  • raw chicory root.
  • raw Jerusalem artichoke.
  • raw dandelion greens.
  • raw garlic.
  • raw leeks.
  • raw or cooked onions.
  • raw jicama.

These are natural ways to get Prebiotics you can also get suppliments and drinks just like the Probiotics.

Share with us how you get Prebiotics in your diet?

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