Korean Kimchi - 350 g Rolled Oats - 1.2kg
Probiotics and Prebiotics
Suffering from gas, bloating, acidity and indigestion? These are symptoms of gut inflammation, a leaky gut or weak digestive fire. Including probiotics and prebiotics can be a game changer!
In simple terms, probiotics is the good bacteria needed to support a healthy gut while prebiotics is the kind of food that the good bacteria feeds on.
Factors such as alcohol, use of antibiotics and a diet rich in simple sugars can strip the gut of its micro flora. Over a period of time, gut function and subsequent immune functions are compromised resulting in various health issues.
Probiotics and prebiotics can heal and nourish the gut micro flora. It is this combination that provides nutrients to the cells in the digestive tract. A robust microbiome (colony of good bacteria) makes for a solid foundation for a healthy body to fight diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, hormonal disorders and depression.
WHAT TO EAT?
Probiotics: Yogurt, Apple Cider vinegar with the mother, Kefir, Kombucha, kaanji, sauerkraut, kimchi and miso.
Prebiotics: Most fermented foods, pickles, berries, garlic, onions and resistant starches found in dals and beans, oats, potato, sweet potato, raw banana, sourdough breads and all Indian fermented foods like idli and Dhokla.
WHEN TO EAT?
Probiotics and prebiotics can be had together or separately anytime of the day. The benefits are seen when consistently taken.
The most common side effects are a temporary increase in gas, bloating, constipation and thirst.
WHO CAN EAT?
Any healthy individual with no immune disorders can have pre and probiotics.
Give the gut a fighting chance by taking in adequate amounts of probiotics and prebiotics daily.