Are your “bugs” healthy?
To have a healthy colony of probiotics in your system you need to feed them! Have you ever thought about that? You mean, I’ve got to feed bugs in my body? Surely I’m trying to get rid of bugs, not feed them! Well the truth is, probiotics are living creatures and therefore they need food. I’ll explain more on this as I go on, but meanwhile here is a Prebiotic Foods List so you can be munching out and making sure these little critters are well fed while you take the time to learn more about them.
What are prebiotics?
Prebiotics are carbohydrates or dietary fibre, that the human body finds very difficult to digest, but our little critters… our bugs… our friendly probiotics that we’ve learned to introduce more of into our systems, love ’em. We call it our “gut flora”… not sure why.
Now you wouldn’t even need to think about this if you are eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables, 5-8 per day. But do you? Really? You sure? Count. Yes, that’s how definite we need to be to make sure we are receiving the amount of this dietary fibre to feed our good bugs… our probiotics.
Here are some of the highest sources of that dietary fibre we’re talking about… these foods are known to supply prebiotics:
- Beans – dried
- Root Vegetables
As I said before, there are enough prebiotics in your normal 5-8 servings of fruit and veges to do the job, the list above just contains the highest amounts, that’s all.
And… I’ve found one I really love… yum, yum. Yacon Syrup. Just a little spoonful each morning on an empty stomach gives a really good boost in the amount of prebiotics you receive.
Yeah I know, I hadn’t heard of it either, but to help you I’ll explain what it is further here:
Health Benefits of Yacon Syrup
So here is just one more reason why we need to be making very sure we’re eating enough fruit and veges per day from this prebiotic food list, because if we don’t we’re starving our little bugs so they die and can’t do the job they were designed to do.
Have you found any other prebiotic you’d like to share? We’d love to hear.
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