We all know what Probiotic is – it is the friendly, good bacteria that residues in our digestive tract and comes into our body through certain type of food, such as fermented food, but what is Prebiotic ?
Well, Prebiotic is the foodstuff that is rich in a type of soluble fibre that feeds our good gut bacteria, or probiotic.
Prebiotic helps to maintain strong and healthy colony of beneficial bacteria (Mictobiome) that in turn nurtures and looks after our intestinal lining helps proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients.
It is important to have prebiotic rich foods in our diet and consume these throughout of the day to help maintaining proper microbial balance in our gut.
Some of the foods that are rich in prebiotic:
- Raw Chicory Root
- Raw Jerusalem Artichoke
- Raw Dandelion Greens
- Raw Garlic
- Raw Leeks
- Raw Onion
- Cooked Onions
- Raw Asparagusas
- Dandelion root
- Whole grains
- Fermented foods and drinks
- Fruits such as bananas, citrus fruits and apples.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water through of the day as this will also help maintaining the proper balance in our gut bacteria and helps you to be regular 🙂 !