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
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?