Our bodies are home to millions of living bacteria. During digestion, these “friendly” bacteria help us to absorb vitamins and micronutrients, send helpful signals to our immune system, and increase our disease resistance and immunity from the inside out.
You can easily increase the number of these beneficial bacteria by eating more natural probiotic foods or through probiotic supplements. Probiotics are the live microorganisms most often found in fermented foods like yogurt and cultured foods and beverages. But for optimal health, you should also add prebiotics to your diet. Prebiotics are naturally occurring nutrients found in plants and many foods containing dietary fibers that the probiotics feed on; together they work as a team to keep our digestive system functioning properly. By combining both probiotics and prebiotics you will increase the amount of good bacteria in your intestines and “gut”.