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Probiotics and Prebiotics
Probiotics and prebiotics can restore the balance of bacteria in your digestive tract.
Probiotics — also known as "good" bacteria — naturally live in your digestive tract, but they need regular replenishing as they get disrupted by antibiotics, poor nutrition, surgery, stress, alcohol, smoking, pollution, and aging.
When you eat probiotics, you will add these healthy bacteria to your intestinal tract. Replenish and maintain this dynamic community of microorganisms by eating yogurt every day.
Prebiotics are non-digestible food products that stimulate the growth of "good" bacteria already present in the colon. They help the probiotics grow and multiply. This can be done by simply eating more fruits, veggies and wholewheat foods that contain the right kind of dietary fiber. The "right kind" of fiber refers to two compounds called inulin and oligofructose, which nourish the beneficial microorganisms in the gut. These compounds are naturally found in over 36,000 plants and vegetables. Well known food sources include chicory, artichokes, asparagus, onions, wheat, barley and garlic.
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