What are prebiotics and why do you need them?

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Fiber-rich foods like green bananas, asparagus, artichokes, garlic, onion, barley, and wheat bran contain pre-biotics.  They essentially feed the gut which has microbes that are important for digestion, low inflammation, and proper health, otherwise known as pro-biotics. The main purpose of prebiotics is to feed the diverse mix of beneficial bacteria that the gut needs to thrive. Recently, the NY Times offered a great explanation of why pre-biotics are important for gut health.  Check it out below

Are Prebiotics Important for Gut Health?

And how do they differ from probiotics? Experts weigh in on how these trendy supplements may influence your well-being. By Dani Blum Oct. 28, 2022 According to Grand View Research, a market research firm, the prebiotics market is projected to grow about 15 percent each year from 2022 to 2030 — in part because of rising concerns among consumers about gut issues like constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and inflammatory bowel disease. But what exactly are prebiotics? And do you need to take them for good health? Read more