How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

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The gut microbiome is a complex community of bacteria that lives in the gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiome is composed of trillions of microorganisms and is considered the “body’s virtual organ” given its importance in maintaining our health. Disruptions in the gut microbiome are also called “dysbiosis” and have been associated with many conditions, including … Read more

Prebiotics vs Probiotics – Differences and Definition

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Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics Probiotics are microorganisms in a symbiotic relationship with humans, and prebiotics are the food for the microorganisms. In order to benefit from probiotics, (the good microbacterial flora), we need to nourish them, to allow the proper growth of their colony; without the proper food the micro flora would just starve … Read more

Prebiotic Supplements – Soluble Fiber, Resistant Starch, Beta-Glucan

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Prebiotics are the best way to get your gut bacteria working properly. There are a lot of food options to get enough prebiotics from your daily diet routine, however, sometimes the lifestyle, or other reasons will make it impossible to have a proper diet; this especially true for those with strict dietary plans. The alternative … Read more

Kiwi Fruit Powder – A Powerful Prebiotic, Actazin and Actinidin

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Kiwi fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, (more than orange), vitamin K, Vitamin E, vitamin B, potassium and manganese. This makes it a very nutritious and healthy fruit, but its healing properties do not come solely from the vitamin and mineral content. Kiwi is a great antioxidant due to the … Read more

What are Fermented Foods and The Role of Probiotics

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Fermented foods are foods that are transformed through controlled fermentation, by microorganisms. Food fermentation has various objectives such preservation, taste and aroma enhancements, or even obtaining absolutely new foods, or drinks, without any resemblance of the original ingredients. What is Food Fermentation? Fermentation is basically a process in which an organism converts a carbohydrate such … Read more

Synbiotics – The Art of Combining Prebiotics and Probiotics

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Synbiotics 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. Although the term was coined for the probiotic supplements, the art of eating fermented foods and soluble fiber is not new. The fermented … Read more