Health Articles - Prebiotics



Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that remain in the digestive tract and stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria which are beneficial to the health of the body.
Prebiotics mostly come from carbohydrate fibers called oligosaccharides that cannot be easily digested other than by specific bacteria such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut. Sources of oligosaccharides include fruits, legumes, and whole grains.

Possible health benefits of prebiotics include:

  • Helps in Improved lactose tolerance
  • Improved absorption of calcium and magnesium
  • Enhances resistance to pathogens which results in decrease of gastrointestinal infections and respiratory infections
  • Amplifies bacterial synthesis of vitamins
  • Guards against allergies by reducing gut inflammation
  • Normalizing bowel function
  • Improving colitis
  • Reducing irritable bowel problems
  • Aiding calcium absorption
  • Boost the immune system
  • Prevents constipation and diarrhea.

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