Prebiotic Foods

In order for your intestina micro flora to be active and grow, you need to fee it with the proper food. The substances that stimulate your probiotics and make them thrive are called prebiotics, and they are usually not digested by humans. The best sources of prebiotics are certain foods, which are rich in prebiotic fibers. This page is a collection of various articles about prebiotic foods. 

Fibre FoodsPrebiotic supplements are the easiest way to get enough soluble fiber in your diet. For best results you should supplement with various types of prebiotics. This will ensure an uniform fertilization of all bacteria species in our guts.

If you get enough soluble fiber in your diet, you don't need prebiotic supplements, however, that's almost never the case with most Western diets.

Prebiotic CoffeeProbiotic and prebiotic coffee are among the latest addition to an ever growing market. There are a few good products on the market, but you can also make your own. 

You probably can't make a probiotic coffee, it would be too complicated, but you can always take probiotic supplements, or eat probiotic fermented foods. But you can definitely make your own prebiotic coffee, and I'll show next how to do it.

Yogurt and HoneySynbiotics are the best way to ensure a maximum benefit from the ingested probiotics. The term refers to the synergy created by getting both probiotics, and prebiotics to feed the human microbiome.

Probiotic and Prebiotic ShakeThis prebiotic/probiotic shake recipe is a great starting example for anyone that wants to eat healthy and tasty. There is no reason to give up the joy of eating, or drinking a shake, we can have delicious and healthy shakes. This is not your ordinary probiotic food, it is packed with a lot of good bacteria and soluble dietary fiber. 

Acacia Gum - Heather's Tummy Prebiotic Fiber Organic

Gum Arabic is probably one of the most underestimated foods. Maybe because we use it mostly as a stabilizer in the food industry, and we think that, as most of the stabilizer, it's there only to enhance the final product, and it is not an essential food. This is so far from truth. Gum Arabic, or Acacia gum, as it is also known, or E414, as it appears on many product labels, is a great food, that can improve everyone's life. It is one of the foods with the greatest content of soluble fiber, and is used by an increasing number of people to treat, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, reduce cholesterol, and even help with weight loss.
Image of Heather's Tummy Fiber POUCH Organic Acacia Senegal (16 oz) for IBS

Garlic - Photo by Matěj BaťhaThe list of foods containing prebiotics is quite large, and there are a lot of delicious foods with a high content of prebiotic fibers, and if you plan properly your daily diet, you shouldn’t need supplements. However, prebiotics need to be carefully balanced with probiotics, otherwise they can cause a lot of abdominal discomfort.

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