Probiotics and Prebiotics

The probiotics and prebiotics: 

1.    Probiotics:

o   Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body.

o   These beneficial microorganisms, such as certain strains of bacteria and yeast, help support gut health and overall well-being.

o   Common sources of probiotics include yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, and other fermented foods.

o   Probiotics play a crucial role in maintaining a balanced gut microbiome and supporting digestive health.

 

2.    Prebiotics:

o   Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers found in certain foods.

o   Unlike probiotics, prebiotics are not living organisms themselves. Instead, they serve as food for the beneficial gut bacteria.

o   When you consume prebiotic-rich foods, they reach the colon undigested, where they selectively nourish and promote the growth of good bacteria.

o   Examples of prebiotic foods include whole grains, bananas, onions, garlic, artichokes, and greens.

o   By fostering a healthy environment for probiotics, prebiotics contribute to gut health and overall immune function.

 

The probiotics introduce live microorganisms into our system, while prebiotics provide the essential nourishment for these friendly gut inhabitants. Together, they play a vital role in maintaining a harmonious gut ecosystem.

 

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