If you’re enthusiastic about your health, you’ve probably read plenty of articles about the benefits of probiotics. For digestive health and harmony, probiotic foods are a great addition to any diet.
As you’ve researched probiotics, read labels and studied ingredients, you may have come across the term “prebiotics.” While the word itself sounds similar to probiotics, the two are actually very different.
Let’s look at a few of those differences.
What Are Probiotics?
Let’s go back to basics and re-learn exactly what probiotics are.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that can have a positive impact on the digestive tract.
Probiotic microorganisms are the “good” bacteria that the human body needs to stay happy and healthy. High-quality probiotics can have a positive impact on your digestion, gut flora and even your mood. You can consume probiotics in the form of supplements or foods.
Not all probiotics are equally effective, however. Some probiotic foods on the market don’t contain enough CFUs (colony-forming units) to deliver the results you’re expecting.
Progurt contains over 1 trillion CFUs and offers vegan options for individuals who want the benefits of probiotics without the animal products.
What Are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are important food ingredients that feed the beneficial bacteria found in your gut.
Prebiotics cannot be digested by the human gastrointestinal tract on their own. Instead, they pass through the gastrointestinal tract intact and are broken down in the colon, where they provide fuel for healthy gut bacteria.
Like all living things, the microbiota in your gut need nourishment to survive. Prebiotics provide that nourishment.
Where Can You Find Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are found in a number of foods. For instance, raw chicory root, onions, raw asparagus, raw garlic and Jerusalem artichoke have high prebiotic content.
Through their unique qualities, probiotics and prebiotics work together to create a healthy gastrointestinal environment and balance gut flora.
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