The difference between prebiotics and probiotics

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Emily Krueger Lybbert, Registered Dietitian from LDS hospital, teaches us the difference between a prebiotic and probiotic. 

Pre-biotic: Food ingredients that induce the growth or activity of beneficial microorganisms. 

Types of foods that have pre-biotic:

  • Walnuts
  • Onion
  • Dark chocolate
  • Apple
  • Oats

Probiotic: Are living bacteria and yeast that are good for you, especially your digestive system.

Types of foods that have probiotics:

  • Yogurt
  • Keifer
  • Pickles
  • Buttermilk
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tempeh
  • Kimchi
  • Miso
  • Kombucha

Adding these to your diet can promote a healthy gut, which recently has shown to help physical and mental health. It is especially helpful to those with GI distress or who have used antibiotics in the past. It is best to eat foods from the pre-biotic and probiotic categories so they can work together to produce long term results. 

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