PRO biotics are all the rage right now, but not many are discussing the benefits of PREbiotics. In this post, we are going to dive into the difference between the two, their benefits, and how to start incorporating them into your diet for optimal gut health!
We will be taking an in-depth look at the New Chapter All-Flora Probiotic + Prebiotic gummies, a super convenient way to get in both!
Probiotics & Prebiotics – what’s the difference?
Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms, which maintain or improve the “good” bacteria in the body, playing a major role in maintaining a healthy digestive system and optimal immune health. Examples include yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, apple cider vinegar, tempeh, miso, and salted gherkin pickles.
Prebiotics are none-digestible fiber compounds that can make it through your digestive tract without being broken down. This allows them to be fermented by the gut microflora. Essentially, they act as food for human microflora. Examples include green under-ripe bananas, raw garlic, leeks, asparagus, dandelion greens, onion, whole oats, and apples. It is important to note that if you don’t currently consume a healthy amount of prebiotic-rich foods and want to increase them, start slowly. Adding too many all at once can cause digestive discomfort like gas and bloating.
- Improves digestive & gut health
- Can improve skin health
- Supports mental health & mood
- Can boost immune system function
- Regulates hormone levels
- Can improve mood
- Improves digestion & gut health
- Can reduce inflammation
- Helps boost immune function
Why it’s important to be getting enough of both
Probiotics and prebiotics work together to promote optimal gut health and maintain a healthy balance of bacteria. Think of it like this – prebiotics provide the “food” for the probiotics to thrive, while probiotics do the “work”, regulating growth and activity of the bacteria.
New Chapter All-Flora Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummies
I think getting your probiotics and prebiotics in through food is the best place to start. However, I know we are all busy, summer is coming up, things get crazy, and sometimes it’s nice to have something that can act as some “insurance” to make sure you’re covering your basis and getting optimal amounts.
This is why I LOVE these New Chapter probiotic + prebiotic gummies. You can take them with you while traveling or on the go, take them in the morning before you start your day, and are overall just so convenient. A serving contains 2 billion CFU of probiotics, but the unique thing about these gummies are they aren’t just probiotics. They contain prebiotics, ensuring that balance we discussed above. Their prebiotic inulin fiber comes from chicory root, which nourishes your natural gut bacteria.
- Prebiotic fiber works as the “fuel” for probiotics in our gut.
- Probiotics do the work, regulating healthy growth and activity of healthy gut bacteria.
- Having a balance of both helps create optimal gut and digestive health, balance mood, support and hormones.
- Add food sources in slowly as adding a lot into your diet at once can cause digestive upset.
- New Chapter All-Flora Probiotic + Prebiotic Gummies are a conenveint way to get in your daily dose of both in a yummy, easy form.
Recipes you’ll love
Vegan Nicoise salad (the dressing is packed with prebiotics!)
Tofu scramble breakfast bowl (Add sauerkraut for a probiotic boost!)
Thai nourish bowl (swap tempeh for tofu and add kimchi for probiotics!)