Prebiotics are the lesser-known siblings of probiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and activity of beneficial microorganisms in the gut and provide the foundation for the probiotics to flourish. Whereas probiotics are living organisms, prebiotics are not. Prebiotics can help nourish the bacteria naturally found in our intestines. The body itself does not digest these plant fibers. They act like a fertilizer to promote the growth of bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are found naturally in many foods, such as oatmeal and other whole grains, and many fruits and vegetables, including artichokes, asparagus, onions, and bananas.
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