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Prebiotics and Probiotics

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Prebiotics and probiotics are vital components in some foods and beverages and are now being added to many others. They play an important role in our health, including helping us maintain a healthy digestive system. Here's what you should know about them.

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Prebiotics and Probiotics

  1. 1. Prebiotics & Probiotics P A R K S & W I L D L I F E A D M I N I S T R A T I O N To Promote Gut Health Prebiotics and probiotics are vital components in some foods and beverages and are now being added to many others. They play an important role in our health, including helping us to maintain a healthy digestive system. Here’s what you should know about them! Probiotics Living microorganisms that benefit health when consumed in sufficient amounts. Probiotic Foods kefiryogurt fermented foods kimchi Not every kind of yogurt and fermented food contains probiotics. Look for the phrase “contains live and active cultures” and specific bacteria strains in the ingredients list. Information Source: http://activelivingresearch.org/ Prebiotics Substances in food that humans can’t digest, which probiotics use for energy. Many types of dietary fiber are prebiotic. Prebiotic Foods vegetablesfruits grains You can also find prebiotics in foods like granola bars and cereals. Inulin and oligosaccharides are prebiotics that you might find in a food ingredients list. Prebiotic Labeling these feed probiotics! @ F O O D I N S I G H TF O O D I N S I G H T@ F O O D I N S I G H T L E A R N M O R E A T F O O D I N S I G H T . O R G Pre- and probiotics are found in food and supplements The Journey Prebiotics are fermented by probiotics Both travel to the lower digestive tract Beneficial effects on our gut and overall health Probiotic Labeling KIMCHI

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