When it comes to health, one area that is often overlooked, is our gut health. Taking care of your gut, is imperative to your overall health.
There is a lot of science behind antioxidants and free radicals in our intestines, but I'll get to that another day. Today, I want to talk about ProBiotics and PreBiotics.
When people think of bacteria, we often think 'bad' and that bacteria can cause infections and disease. While that can certainly be true, there is also GOOD bacteria. These ProBiotics, help balance our PH in our gut, protect our immune system in our intestines, and assist with processing food.
According to experts like Dr.Axe, a healthy level of ProBiotics has been linked with a stronger immune system, improved digestion, increased energy, healthier skin, weight loss, and healing from inflammatory bowel disease and Leaky Gut.
You can get your ProBiotics from supplements like VitalBiome, or foods like yogurt, kefir, and kombucha.
There is no question that ProBiotics are good for your health, so what are PreBiotics?
PreBiotics are plant fibers that nourish the ProBiotic (good bacteria) in your large intestine. Essentially, PreBiotics are food for ProBiotics.
It was explained to me that if your intestines were a garden, ProBiotics would be the plants and PreBiotics would be the Plant fertilizer. In order to keep your intestines in their best condition, keep your ProBiotic levels happy by feeding them with PreBiotics!
There area number of food sources you can get PreBiotics from, including dandelion greens, raw garlic, onions and raw chicory root. You can also get your PreBiotics from natural supplements and products such as Plexus Slim - a natural fruity drink that feeds ProBiotics, supports healthy glucose metabolism and "promotes the growth of good-gut microflora".
Do you take PreBiotic and/or ProBiotic supplements? Do you feel they have helped your overall health?