The chemicals we add to our food/environment, the fast food/weight loss ‘fad’ diets we put our bodies through, the stress we continuously contend with and the widespread use of medicine, especially antibiotics and hormones we are prescribed with, have ultimately weakened our body’s immune systems, digestive systems and upset the balance of our inner ecosystems. These every day factors have depleted the healthy bacteria within our bodies quicker than we are able to essentially replenish it.
REMIND US WHAT PROBITICS ARE?
Described as friendly bacteria, probiotics are the organisms that help replenish these depleted stores in your body. Read more here and here
SO WHAT ARE PREBIOTICS?
Just like all living organisms, microflora/probiotics, need food to in order to thrive and flourish so that they can repopulate the gut flora. Their favourite foods are called prebiotics. Prebiotics in simple, are special kinds of fiber resistant to human digestion . This indigestible property helps to ensure that the prebiotics feed the bacteria in your gut rather than fuel your own energy needs.
PROBIOTIC RICH FOODS
Yogurt // Kefir //Butter milk // Crème freche // Aged cheeses
Fruit and Veg
Sauerkraut and Kimchi – fermented veg // Pickled beets //Soybean //Tempeh //Tamari // Soy //Miso
Asparagus // Artichoke // Onions // Chicory// Garlic// Leek
Bananas// Berries // Whole grains //Oatmeal// Flaxseeds // Barley //Wheat
Lentils // Chickpeas // Black beans //White beans