Probiotics and prebiotics both work to maintain gut health by supporting a beneficial colony of bacteria and microorganisms in the body. While some people assume that any bacteria in the body is harmful, healthy bacteria do exist and are essential to your digestive function. Whether taken as supplements or consumed in the food that you eat, probiotics and prebiotics are an excellent way to improve and maintain the health of your digestive system.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics consist of healthy live bacteria and yeasts that are found naturally in the body. While there are always both good and bad bacteria living in the body, it’s important for the bacteria to be balanced. When there’s an excess of bad bacteria, the imbalance causes an infection. Probiotics can help rid the body of excessive bad bacteria to resolve infections and promote balance.
Natural sources of probiotics include yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, and kimchi.
What is Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are a type of plant fiber that promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics can’t be digested by the body, but they do help probiotics thrive.
Natural sources of prebiotics include greens, soybeans, artichokes, onion, garlic, asparagus, bananas, and whole grains.
Gut Health for Greater Wellness
Supporting the health of your gut is critical to your long-term health. Most people have a dysbiosis, meaning more bad gut bacteria than good. This can cause gas and bloating. Having a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut supports your immune system, metabolism, and even prevents the development of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease.
As well as incorporating probiotics and prebiotics into your diet, Angel of Water Colon Hydrotherapy can help you maintain optimal gut health. This colon cleanse rids the organ of toxins to relieve digestive discomfort and improve the condition of the gut. To learn more, contact us today.