By Doménica Palacios

Top 5 Prebiotic Foods

Prebiotics are a form of dietary fiber that has the job of feeding the good bacteria in our guts, which are essentially probiotics.

As we discussed in a previous blog post, Pre and probiotics. How are they different? These two complement each other to produce nutrients that feed and support the friendly bacteria in our digestive system and that have health benefits when consumed.

That is why, on this occasion we want to share with you the Top 5 prebiotic foods so that you can improve your digestive health and live life to the fullest!






1. Garlic


Garlic acts as a prebiotic by promoting the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria in the gut. This ingredient is not only easy to find, but also very easy to incorporate in your diet. It helps boost your immunity, has antibacterial properties that help protect other ingredients and it helps clear up your skin, working as an anti-inflammatory that also improves heart health.







2. Onions


Onions are loaded with plant chemicals including flavonoids, which have both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. They are a great addition to our meals since they provide us with heart, bone and gut health while also working as antibacterial.






3. Asparagus

Asparagus naturally contains inulin, which can improve your digestive health and help your body maintain optimum levels of glucose and insulin. They are a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K. They are packed with antioxidants and even help your brain fight cognitive decline.







4. Bananas


Bananas are one of the most popular fruits worldwide. They contain essential nutrients that can have a protective impact on health. They can help manage blood pressure, support heart health, promote a regular and effective digestion and help maintain fluid levels in the body and regulate the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells.







5. Oats


Oats are a healthy grain that contains large amounts of beta-glucan fiber, as well as some resistant starch. They help with slow digestion, increasing satiety and suppressing unwanted or unreal appetite. This food also goes to safely control our weight and contribute to bowel regularity, prevention of constipation and all things related to digestive health.





Bonus: The New Waku Prebiotic Herbal Tea

In our new formulation we’re launching soon, we’ve added 6g/bottle of prebiotic fiber from chicory root. This is about 25% of your daily fiber needs! Our goal is to make it easier for you to keep your gut healthy and happy with a delicious drink that will replenish your gut microbiome. 


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