What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are basically food for the healthy bacteria in your digestive system.
They are fibre compounds that pass undigested through the stomach and small intestine.
When prebiotics arrive in the large intestine, they promote the growth and activity of beneficial (probiotic) bacteria that reside there.
Having a healthy balance of gut bacteria benefits your health in many, many ways including assisting with digestion, the absorption of minerals, production of important fatty acids (SCFAs), healthy brain function and immune system function.
Prebiotics are found in fruit, vegetables, legumes and wholegrains.
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