Most of us know about probiotics and how they work in our bodies, but what about prebiotics?
Probiotics are the most significant bacteria for maintaining a healthy gut and immune system. This live bacteria in your gut helps balance your micro biome levels, the common 2 strains of probiotics are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Fermented products like yogurt, sauerkraut and kefir are a great source of probiotics. Taking probiotics regularly helps your body reduce the effects of depressions, stop diarrhea and are an absolute necessity when taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your intestinal track.
Prebiotics are non-living and non-digestible fibres for our stomach, but is the food for the existing good bacteria in your gut. It actually encourages the growth & spread of good bacteria in your gut and allows it to thrive. This fibre is contained plants such as chicory, asparagus, garlic, bananas and artichoke. Having prebiotics in your diet helps your lower obesity risk and decrease the inflammation levels in your body.
Together taken daily probiotics and prebiotics help good bacteria to grow, spread and thrive in your gut which creates balance in your body. Many people report better digestion, increased energy levels, having clear glowing skin and being able to concentration longer.