You might remember my post about probiotics.
Today for my Demystifying Intimidating Jargon post I want to talk to you about prebiotics. What’s the difference? Well, a lot! But they do work together.
Prebiotics are food components that are not digestible (usually fibre), and they feed the growth of the healthy bacteria (the probiotics) in your gut.
How do you know if you should supplement with probiotics or prebiotics? Well, I suggest taking a good probiotic about 4 times per year, and after each time you are on an antibiotic. In between, you can take a prebiotic to keep your healthy bacteria in optimal condition. Of course, if you heat a healthy diet that’s got a lot of fibre in it already, you can skip the prebiotic altogether.