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Prebiotic vs Probiotic: what is the difference?

You probably have heard everyone is talking about gut health these days, and prebiotics and probiotics are in centre of the discussion. Prebiotics and probiotics work in different roles to help you find a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut. The right level of good bacteria does more than just help our digestion, they play an important role in our immune system and mental health.

  • Prebiotics

Most prebiotics are fibre found in fruits and vegetables, legumes and wholegrains. The good bacterial in your gut eat this fibre. Adding prebiotics in our diet helps boost the growth of good bacteria and benefit to our overall ecosystem.

  • Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria like the ones already in your gut. They are from certain type of food and supplement. They can add to the bacteria in your intestinal tract and help keep everything in balance.

  • Eat the right food

Combining probiotics and prebiotics in your diet can help ensure that you have the right balance of bacteria to keep your gut microbiota healthy.

Here is a list of food for prebiotics and probiotics:


·       Bananas

·       Oats

·       Onions

·       Peas

·       Garlic

·       Apple skin

·       Berries

·       Leeks

·       Legumes

·       Chicory root

·       Beans

·       Dandelion greens

·       Jerusalem artichokes

·       Asparagus



·       Miso soup

·       Kefir

·       Sauerkraut

·       Kombucha

·       Kimchi

·       Pickled vegetables



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