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Probiotics, prebiotics, postbiotics. What is the difference?

Prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics are all important players in the gut health support game! Prebiotics are special types of fiber that serve as food for good bacteria in our gut. Bananas, oats, garlic, leeks and asparagus are all great sources of prebiotic foods. Probiotics, on the other hand, are live microorganisms that can help restore and maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria. You can find probiotics in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and kimchi, or in supplement form. They can help with digestion, reduce inflammation, and support our immune system. Finally, postbiotics are compounds produced by probiotics during fermentation, including enzymes, organic acids, and bacteriocins. These compounds have been shown to have many health benefits, like reducing inflammation and strengthening our gut barrier. By combining prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics, we can promote a healthy gut microbiome, improve digestion, and support our overall health and well-being! It is important to consult your healthcare provider who can advise you on a proper probiotics. It is also important to optimize your gut health before taking probiotics in order for them to benefit you the most. #probiotics #prebiotics #postbiotics #guthealthforlife #healthylife #food #functionalmedicine #vitamins #minerals #optimumhealth #behealthy #bloating #stomachpain #stomach #stomachproblems

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