What does Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods mean?
We can start with probiotics.
The International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics defines "probiotics" as "live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, bring aboaut a health benefit on the host”
Probiotics are live, active microorganisms ingested to alter the gastrointestinal flora for health benefits. They often are referred to as good bacteria.
The good bacteria compete with bad bacteria to support the body in establishing optimal digestion and aid immune function.
Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods are a game changer when you have painful gut issues.
My daughter had diverticulitis and she had to drastically change her diet.
However the change was definitely for the better. It wasn't just a diet change it was a lifestyle change.
Much research was done, especially after she was prescribed more "prescripts" than she wanted to take, some very detrimental to her health.
She found many foods that not only were healthier, they were healing, and brought health to her digestive system.
Below are several of the probiotic foods that we have started making a part of our diet on a daily basis.
There are a few that we don't have access to due to the fact we live 90 miles from any specialty stores in a city. So we haven't tried some of the ethnic type foods just becuase of no opportunity.
To obtain your probiotics or prebiotics, you can just take supplements.
The only big drawback with that is the fact that you are not getting the fiber that is included in these foods.
Fiber is right up there with the probiotics in improving your health. they work together wonderfully to really enhance your health.
A diet rich in the biotics, fiber and phytonutrients helps to protect your body from chronic lifestyle diseases and greatly boosts your immune system.
In addition studies suggest that these nutrients help to protect your body from cancer.
An added benefit is that you can't overdose on natural probiotics from food. So enjoy.
You can add supplements to your regime to increase your digestive health, while at the same time eat healthy nutrionally dense foods.
You will be amazed how much better you will feal. Our daughter said she felt younger.
Supports the good bacteria that is in your gut.
All these food are very good for the digestive system and you cannot overdo probiotics from food, because your body knows how to process and use them completely.
The vegetables listed also contain phytonutrients which really help protect your body from chronic disease and greatly boosts your immune system.
Have potent anti-cancer and anti-heart disease effects.
Foods that are high in phytonutrients include:
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