You have probably heard the terms prebiotics and probiotics being thrown around. But, what are they actually? And what is the difference between the two?
Here we go...
Simple put, the probiotics are the beneficial bacteria and prebiotics are the food for the beneficial bacteria.
Probiotic = live microorganisms
Probiotics are live microorganisms found in bacteria, yeast or fungi.
When you consume these building blocks regularly, you will surely promote great health.
Probiotics help improve and maintain the health of your gastrointestinal tract and aid digestion.
Probiotic-rich foods include ...
all kinds of fermented vegetables.
Prebiotic = non-digestible fibres (food for probiotics)
Prebiotics are non-digestible fibres that allow for good bacteria to stick to the bowel wall, while helping them to propagate the bowel and to grow. In order for the good bacteria to flourish in your bowels, you need to feed them with prebiotics.
Fibrous foods are the best source for prebiotics. Of course, prebiotics are most bio-available when these foods are consumed raw.
Prebiotic foods include ...
How Do ‘Prebiotics’ and ‘Probiotics’ Affect Your Health?
The importance of prebiotics and probiotics in our diets is astounding. These microorganisms, albeit tiny, pack a nutritional punch!
There are numerous benefits of incorporating prebiotics and probiotics into our everyday diets.
The inclusion of probiotics in the diet ...
can help protect against pathogens, toxins, infections and help protect your gut lining.
can assist with intestinal motility, bile creation and gastric secretion,
helps your immune function,
aids with the absorption of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, iron and magnesium.
The inclusion of prebiotics in the diet ...
can improve your digestion,
increases absorption of nutrients,
acts as natural detoxification,
increases your immune strength,
stimulates the growth and survival of good bacteria,
What Happens If You Don’t Consume Enough ‘Prebiotics’ and ‘Probiotics’?
If your diet is lacking in ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’, pathogenic bacteria can begin to grow in your bowels, which leads to poor digestion among other health complications.
Furthermore, lack of ‘prebiotics’ and ‘probiotics’ in your diet can result in bloating, flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, inflammation and gradual damage to your gut lining.
Inflammation and probiotics are tied closely together because inflammation begins in the gut, and that is where treatment begins, as well. If the bacteria in your gut are out of balance, inflammation can run rampant. Certain strains of probiotics can strengthen the gut barrier, lower inflammatory response, balance our pH levels, enhance mineral absorption, and neutralize harmful bacteria in your gut that can lead to illness and produce toxins. Probiotics can also help make other minerals and nutrients more bio-available, increasing our body’s ability to absorb essential building blocks for good health.
The digestive system in short...
is responsible for the breakdown of nutrients which your body needs for energy.
is responsible for removing waste from your body.
helps defend off any nasty pathogens or harmful bacteria.
contributes to your body’s immune system.
The Comfort Keto prepared meals contain an abundance of prebiotics and probiotics.
Enjoy your prebiotics and probiotics. Bon appétit!
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