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Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Different Ways They Affect Your Body

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Different Ways They Affect Your Body

Gut health, prebiotics, and probiotics have quickly become a popular topic in the medical and health world. Although we know that these are important and essential for good health, you may not know exactly why that is.

Your stomach’s gut lining is full of different bacteria, nearly 1,000 different species, and other small organisms. This diversity of organisms and bacteria make up your stomach’s microbiome and can affect many areas of your health, primarily your digestive system. Feeding your gut and microbiome with a healthy balance of bacteria will keep your digestive and overall health in check. 

The two ways to accomplish this is to add new bacteria and organisms to the microbiota, and secondly, to feed the microbiota. This is where prebiotics and probiotics come in.

Prebiotics are a great way to feed the existing bacteria in your microbiome. They stimulate growth and supply nutrients to the good bacteria in your gut lining. Prebiotic foods have strong plant fiber, which isn’t digested well by humans. This means that all the good nutrients in the plant fiber make it through the digestive track to the gut, which allows a high amount of prebiotic nutrients to be absorbed into the gut lining to feed the bacteria. Prebiotics can be consumed through various supplements or foods.

Some common prebiotic foods include:

  • Oats
  • Legumes 
  • Bananas
  • Berries
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Onions 

Probiotics are live bacteria that add to the diversity and number of good bacteria in your gut’s microbiome. Probiotics too can be consumed through supplements and food.  Since probiotics are live bacteria cultures, some foods are fermented to grow the required live cultures. Other unpasteurized dairy products, like yogurt, have natural probiotics. 

Some common probiotic foods include:

  • Yogurt
  • Unpasteurized cheeses 
  • Kombucha tea
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi 
  • Kefir
  • Pickled Vegetables

The health benefits to a healthy gut are endless, but some include an improved digestive tract, immune system, sleep, and mental health. Besides these specific probiotic and prebiotic foods, there has been interest in discovering other ways to improve gut health, such as HMOs (Human Milk Oligosaccharides) and Human Milk Bionutrients.

Unlike prebiotics and probiotics, Trulacta possesses strong stomach survival, which means its benefit-rich Human Milk Bionutrients are less likely to be destroyed by the stomach’s acids and are better absorbed by the body. In addition to supporting optimum digestion, Trulacta also supports mental health, the immune system, and sleep. *

The material provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.

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