Prebiotics are a form of dietary fibre which cannot be digested by the body and act as food for the good bacteria (Probiotics) in your gut. They are live microorganisms such as yeast, bacteria and fungi which live in fermented foods and in your gut. They are important for the digestion and absorption of nutrients, immunity, the production of vitamins, protection from heavy metals and harmful microorganisms.
Why should probiotics be consumed?
It should be consumed by everyone, not just people with a compromised gut. Consuming it in the form of fermented food will keep your gut microbiome in balance and heal and restore a leaky gut. See gut health for more detailed information.
Foods which contain probiotics:
- Sourdough bread
Where can I find prebiotics & probiotics?
Foods are the best source to find them.
Foods high in prebiotics:
- Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage.
- Chia Seeds