What is Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber ( non-digestible) that feed the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth and multiply of healthy bacteria in the gut and make a healthier digestive system.
Prebiotics occur naturally in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains such as bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, beans, legumes, nuts, oatmeal and berries.
What Are The Proposed Benefits of Prebiotics?
- Improves digestion
- Better nutrient absorption
- Stonger immunity
- Reducing the inflammation and symptoms associated with a sensitive stomach
Prebiotics exert a remarkable influence on human health such as relieving constipation, enhance immunity, improve absorption of minerals, boost metabolism and improve digestion which makes them alluring attractive agents to improve the quality of human life. (1)
(1) Macfarlane GT, Steed H, Macfarlane S. Bacterial metabolism and health-related effects of galacto-oligosaccharides and other prebiotics. J Appl Microbiol. 2008 Feb;104(2):305-44.