Are you looking for better digestion? More energy!? Improved immune function!? Then here’s how you can boost your gut health with prebiotic foods!
Trillions of bacteria live in your GI tract! They are responsible for many different things including digestion, immune modulation, hormones and many more!
Fiber-rich prebiotics are pretty important to understand. What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are a type of carbohydrate found mostly in fiber-rich fruits, they are a type of fibre that stimulate the good bacteria within our guts. They are also not digestible by the human body, as they pass through the gut and serve as food for the probiotics and help them to thrive.
Prebiotic rich foods?
Prebiotics are found in foods such as onion, garlic, chicory root, green bananas, asparagus, lentils, oats, artichokes, leeks and many more.
Why are prebiotics important for our health?!
Prebiotics are fuel for the good bacteria within our guts. Think of your gut as a ecosystem…it’s needs nourishment from the right kind of foods. Good bacteria has also been shown to support our immune system! So instead of cutting certain foods out of your diet, why not look at the foods you can ADD into your diet. Prebiotics can also down regulate inflammation, and help to improve digestion.
Prebiotics also produce SCFA (Short Chain Fatty Acids), which play an essential role in our gut health, as they help to modulate the immune system!