We all know a healthy gut contains many Probiotic bacteria. We benefit everyday from their abilities- however, sister Prebiotics are much lesser known and often forgot about. Probiotics are the live natural bacteria found in out gut, and Prebiotics are the natural plant particles that help support the healthy bacteria. Essentially Prebiotics are high in fiber and found in many plant sources.
Food for Thought: Prebiotics feed Probiotics- together they create a healthy gut, and flourish a healthy immune system.
Try adding these top Prebiotic contenders to improve your Gut health!
- Dandelion Greens- 24.3% Fiber Content
- Artichoke- 31.5% Fiber Content
- Raw Chicory Root- 65% Fiber Content
- Garlic- 5% Fiber Content
Now with Prebiotics should you eat them raw or cooked?
Like most foods, cooking changes the properties of the fiber content. So instead of cooking these prebiotic foods opt for juicing, eating raw in a salad or steam.
How much Prebiotics do you need a day?
The recommended does is at LEAST 5 grams of prebiotic fiber a day.
Prebiotics= Healthy Gut!
As always get your mind right, keep your eating tight and honor your core- Olivia