The Benefits of Pre and Probiotics


The Benefits of Pre and Probiotics

Gut health is one of the most essential components of good health. An effective and easy way to improve your gut health is to consume pre and probiotics regularly in your diet.

 

We have a diverse and complex ecosystem of bacteria in our GI tract, known as the gut microbiota or gut flora, that support all of our digestive processes, nutrient absorption, immune health, mental health, and so much more.

 

How can you improve gut health?

The more diverse the bacterial ecosystem is, and the more healthy bacteria there is, the healthier your gut is. This is ‘good’ gut health. So how can you make your gut flora more diverse and concentrated? Through pre and probiotics.

 

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber known as fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS). This type of fiber is non-digestible, meaning that throughout digestion they remain undigested, with the purpose of providing fuel for the bacteria in the gut. Once in the gut, prebiotics are fermented by the bacteria to strengthen and increase the good bacteria.

 

Examples of these types of fiber include: Artichoke Inulin, Acacia Fibre, garlic, asparagus, or chicory root.

 

Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacterial organisms. Eww right? But actually, they’re super powerful. When you eat probiotics in your food, they travel to your gut where they help to populate the gut with healthy bacteria.

 

Studies have supported the use of probiotics (supplements or in food) to treat digestive issues. One study found that probiotic consumption reduced diarrhea by 42 percent after antibiotic use, and another study found that probiotics were significantly beneficial at alleviating symptoms in IBS patients.

 

Examples of probiotic foods include fermented foods like tempeh, sauerkraut or yogurt.

 

Improve your gut health with Bondi Organics

Our Superfood Bars and Plant-based Protein Powders contain both pre and probiotics - Bacillus Coagulans (found in fermented foods), Artichoke Inulin, and Acacia Fibre. Consuming our products will help to diversify and populate your bacteria for optimal gut health.