You may have read these words before and heard every fitness influencer or media talking about them, but do you really understand their meaning? And more than that, the difference between them?
Don’t worry, we got you! At Waku, we understand the importance of knowing about our bodies and how to maintain them healthy and thriving. That is why, we have prepared this blog so that you can understand why pre and probiotics are such a hot topic right now and how to differentiate them.
One of the easiest ways to understand their difference is that probiotics are tiny living microorganisms in our gut, and prebiotics work as food for those probiotics.
Prebiotics come from different types of carbs (mostly fiber) that serve as food for the beneficial bacteria in our guts by stimulating their growth.
Probiotics constitute those beneficial bacteria that can be found in certain foods or supplements and go to live in our digestive system, essentially helping it.
Both prebiotics and probiotics support helpful bacteria and other organisms in the gut by building and maintaining healthy colonies that help with digestion.
These two help protect your body from harmful bacteria and fungi. By doing that they also prevent us from inflammation and/or harmful infections.
To sum up, probiotics add soldiers to combat gut problems and prebiotics give those soldiers the support they need to fight.
Now that you know what pre and probiotics are and how they are different, we wanted to give you a final piece of information before you go, so that you know what to do moving forward.
As for probiotics, they can be found in yogurt and sauerkraut. On the other hand, prebiotics are in whole grains, bananas, greens, and artichokes. In addition, you can find the benefits provided by prebiotics and probiotics in some dietary supplements or functional products such as the new Waku.
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For more information about foods that contain pre and probiotics, read these other blogs we wrote on the topic. Trust us, if you found this one useful, you’ll love these: Top 5 prebiotic foods – Top 5 probiotic foods