Prebiotics and Probiotics. Do you know the difference?
Probiotics are microscopic sized organisms, usually bacteria or yeast, that can live in your body to help with digestion.
When foods start to ferment and break down, they develop these bacteria so eating properly fermented food is a good way to introduce good bacteria – probiotics – into your body. Foods with probiotics are prepared so that the bacteria can get to the intestines before being released so they can help with digestion.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, encourage the probiotics to work and provide a food supply so they can do what they do.
Prebiotics are non-living substances, usually carbohydrates that the human body cannot digest, but from which the bacteria can get energy supply. Prebiotics can encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria already living in the body and also aid in the growth and maintenance of probiotics.
Good Prebiotics include:
- Greens – Mustard, Dandelion
Good Probiotics include:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
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