Probiotics: Beneficial bacteria supporting gut health and digestion.

Probiotics fuel us but what fuels probiotics? Prebiotics.

Probiotics, beneficial gut bacteria aiding digestion and health, rely on nutrients. Prebiotics, non-digestible fiber, provide fuel for probiotics, collectively forming the essential gut microbiome. Expert insights by Stephanie Schiff and Melissa Prest.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics act as probiotic food, undigested fiber supporting gut. Probiotics aid digestion, bowel regulation, create fatty acids, and produce neurotransmitters, possibly alleviating depression and anxiety symptoms.

What is an example of a prebiotic?

For prebiotics, focus on fiber-rich foods: fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains. Also, resistant starch foods like cooled potatoes, green bananas, and inulin-rich sources like Jerusalem artichokes.

What are the signs you need prebiotics?