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How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

How Prebiotics Help Gut Health

Do you take a probiotic for gut health every day? Let me stop you righttttt there. While probiotics may be helpful in managing specific conditions – what REALLY matters when it comes to gut health are ‘prebiotics’. See the difference there? Pre, versus Pro. Many of you may know that probiotics are living bacteria. However, when I say the word ‘pre’biotic – people often give me a funny look. No, I’m not just pronouncing probiotic incorrectly, pre and probiotics are two different things! (to throw some confusion in the mix ‘post-biotics’ is now a thing too). So, what are ‘prebiotics’? Prebiotics are beneficial compounds that act as food for bacteria and can improve our health. Prebiotics are undigestible parts of food that reach the colon without being absorbed, for...

The Role Of Fermented Foods & Probiotics in Gut Health

How Fermented Foods & Probiotics in Gut Health

Fermentation has been used as a preservation method for thousands of years, but the benefits go beyond keeping your food safe to eat. Pickled vegetables and probiotic yogurt are just a few fermented foods that have recently become popular for their gut health benefits. But what exactly is the role of fermented foods in gut health, and why should you eat them? In this two-part fermented food blog series, I’m going to help you understand why fermentation is more than just a buzzword. My amazing student, Amy Pun helped to pen this article - she's pretty fantastic so be sure to thank her for her brains in the comments! It is important to understand the difference between prebiotics, probiotics, and fermented foods. Probiotics are a type of...