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  • Writer's pictureFredericksburg Fitness

Probiotic Vs. Prebiotic

Probiotics are foods that contain live microorganisms that help keep your body healthy and working properly. They contribute to your gut “microflora.” Maintaining good bacteria in your gut can help fight off bad bacteria and digest food better.

Examples: yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and kimchi

Prebiotics are foods that feed the good bacteria in your gut. They are generally carbs that can’t be digested by the body on its own. The good bacteria in your gut breaks down the prebiotics which stimulates the growth of bacteria in the gut. Fibrous foods make great prebiotics.

Examples: whole grains, bananas, greens, onions, garlic, soybeans and artichokes.


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