What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and what is the role that they play in our health and wellbeing?
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are the indigestible fiber that you get from parts of certain foods such as bananas, the skin of an apple, onions, and garlic. This fiber passes through the small intestine without being digested and is left to ferment in the large intestine. It serves as a beneficial component for our digestive system as the fermentation process provides the bacteria colonies in our gut with food and it also helps in increasing the number of desirable bacteria in our digestive system.