Prebiotics or Probiotics

27 | 03 | 2020
Prebiotics or Probiotics

Prebiotics or Probiotics

Prebiotics and probiotics have a whole complete world of differences, the main distinction is that probiotics are living organisms, our bodies can produce them, and they live in the intestine.

On the other hand, prebiotics is a special type of fiber, which the body cannot produce and functions as “food” for the probiotics. Having both prebiotics and probiotics balanced helps regulate intestinal health, therefore the microbiota, and even reducing intestinal leakiness.

The presence of prebiotics in our diet is a key for our gut flora, since they are only digested in the large intestine, for this reason they make it difficult for the “bad” bacteria to grow, thus improving our microbiota.

Here are some of the benefits of PREBIOTICS:

  1. Improve our immune system, now that 70% of these are in our intestinal flora.
  2. Being a fiber, it contributes to improving the protection and the equilibrium of the intestine, by stimulating and restoring the intestinal flora through the good bacteria.
  3. Favor absorption of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc which helps in the prevention of osteoporosis.
  4. Improve our digestive system, helping regulate intestinal transit.
  5. Help balance cholesterol levels.
  6. Help promote the growth and activity of beneficial bacteria in our intestines.
  7. Favor vitamin B synthesis.
  8. Inhibits growth of bad bacteria.
  9. Reduce blood sugar levels.
  10. Improve the quality of life of people with irritable bowel.
  11. Regulate intestinal pH, ideal after taking antibiotics.
  12. Help prevent cardiovascular, inflammatory, obesity or immune-related diseases.
  13. Improve mood, this is because 90% of our serotonin (happy hormone) is in our intestine. Regulating the hormonal levels helps control changes in mood, anxiety, as well as other hormonal processes in our body.