Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Prebiotics


Prebiotics are essentially the food for probiotics. They are special plant fibers that are indigestible portions of your food and come in the form of bananas, asparagus, onion, and more. 

Prebiotics travel through your digestive system but due to its indigestible properties, become fermented in the process until it reaches the large intestines. Here, your gut bacteria, like the probiotics, are now fed by the fermented prebiotics. They behave similarly to fertilizer and promote the growth of healthy bacteria.

Probiotics


Probiotics (the bacteria that is fed by prebiotics) are bacteria and yeast that can come from foods like yogurt and kimchi, or can come from supplements (see: Women’s Probiotics). This bacteria occurs naturally in the gut and female reproductive system. 

They can help your body break down food, protect your body from harmful bacteria (like the ones that cause UTIs and diarrhea), and regulate inflammation. 

Supplementation of these bacteria help you body fight against possible, existing, or recurring infections of the bad bacteria. 
Additionally, some foods as well as antibiotics lower the count of good, healthy bacteria.

So, all-in-all, Prebiotics are the food for the Probiotics that maintain gut and female health.