The one word that has been wildly doing the rounds in the media and amid health enthusiasts is ‘Probiotics.’ At some point or another, we are certain that you too must have heard all about the claims adjoined to it. However, ever wondered what it actually is? There’s probiotics and there’s also it’s pre-cursor ‘prebiotics.’ For all our curious readers on the web, we decided to put together a table shedding light on some basics. So here it is, an introduction to your 100 trillion friends!
|What are they?
|Live bacteria that are present in food (particularly dairy products) and also naturally found in our body. These bacteria are helpful in promoting Vitamin A, vitamin K and biotin.
|Prebiotics, on the contrary, are specialized plant fibers that nourish the good bacteria already present in the colon/gut. You could call them good bacteria promoters.
|Where could I find them?
| Many fruits and vegetables. Some examples below:
|How will they help me?
Now that you better understand what probiotics and prebiotics could do for you, make sure you take advantage of this knowledge and add them onto your diet. Probiotics fueled by prebiotics just might keep the doctor away!