Prebiotics & Probiotics

You may have heard the term “gut health,” but do you know what it means?  The gut, or gastrointestinal tract is full of bacteria that assist in digestion.  Foods rich in prebiotics and probiotics are necessary for microflora in the gut to keep you healthy. 
So what foods have these prebiotics and probiotics?

Prebiotics are a dietary fiber that feeds healthy gut bacteria and can be found in these foods and others:

  • Raw onions
  • Raw garlic
  • Raw leek
  • Raw asparagus

Probiotics are live and active bacteria (good bacteria) and are found in:

  • Yogurt (labeled with live and active cultures)
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kombucha tea
  • Miso soup
  • Kefir

Eating a variety of foods rich in prebiotics and probiotics may promote weight loss, reduce cholesterol, and improve your mood.