You’ve probably heard of Probiotics, but have you heard of Prebiotics - which is equally as important to regulating good gut health? They may sound alike, but they actually have totally different functions for your body. Knowing their difference can help you absorb all the benefits and alleviate any digestion or bloating issues!
Probiotics vs Prebiotics
Most commonly found in yogurt (with live cultures), some cheeses, and fermented foods like kimchi or sauerkraut, probiotics are the "good" live bacteria in the food and/or supplements you consume on the daily.
Prebiotics, on the other hand, acts as fuel for Probiotics, and contains fibre that feed these healthy probiotic gut bacteria. Without prebiotics, probiotics would not be able to do their job well! Their role in kickstarting your journey to a well-balanced gut should not be overlooked. Read on!
How can I consume more Prebiotics?
Though there are a lot of Prebiotic supplements out there, there’s no need for you to spend big bucks on 'em because you can actually find them in everyday fibre-rich foods like fruits, oats and vegetables.
Here's a hack - our Fig & Chai Granola actually contains Chicory Root powder, a fairly undiscovered superfood rich in inulin that encourages the growth of gut-friendly bacteria to promote digestion and help maintain a good intestinal environment. As a bonus, it's seasoned with warming chai spices like turmeric, ginger and cinnamon that provide anti-inflammatory benefits to ease bloating. A vegan granola that's truly sugar (only non-refined agave nectar and organic molasses!), spice and everything nice.
Reset you and your gut everyday with a bowl of yogurt topped with the unique Fig & Chai Granola for a dose of both Probiotics and Prebiotics in one yummy breakfast. It's time to take the first step to balance your gut microbiota and ensure a healthy gut! And as they say, healthy gut = happy you. Try it out for yourselves!