Pro-Biotics & Pre-Biotics - what are the main differences?
Your overall health starts in the gut! It is where you give your body a chance to heal and recover, keep you young and boosts immune system warding off illnesses and diseases. If you eat real food, a gut with good bacteria will also help you lose weight.
Pre-Biotics are what you put in your mouth and it's food for the Pro-Biotics. It is non living but it feeds the good bacteria in your gut.
Pre-Biotics can encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria already living in the body and also aid in the growth and maintenance of Pro-Biotics. The best foods to eat are any foods which have been fermented but NOT pasteurized. Most supermarket products are pasteurized except Kimchi. Some cheeses is also good as long as it's not pasteurized. You can easily make your own fermented products and these foods are lovely to eat as accompaniments to meat and fish, in fact any foods. Whey protein is also good for your gut as well as low in carbs as long as it's sugar free. You can also take a daily supplement of Pre-Biotics.
These are live bacteria working wonders in your gut. They can easily be killed by your acidic stomach acid, so it's important to help them every time you eat and make sure your team is working for you.
If you have been given antibiotics or if you going through chemo therapy, it is VERY important you keep your immune system and gut bacteria as high and as strong as possible.
"Friendly bacteria train your immune system to distinguish between pathogens and non-harmful antigens, and to respond appropriately. This important function prevents your immune system from overreacting to non-harmful antigens, which is the genesis of allergies.” Doctor Joseph Mercola MD