Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What is the Difference?

Both prebiotics and probiotics are equally important to a balanced gut, but it can be hard to know which is which! 

Prebiotics are fibres found in plants we eat.

We can’t digest them, so they make their way into our lower digestive system, where they become food for our good gut bacteria.

Some examples of prebiotic foods are bananas, asparagus and honey.

Probiotics, on the other hand, are foods or supplements that contain live yeasts and good bacteria.

Some examples of probiotic foods are yoghurt, pickled veg and kombucha.

While different, they both contribute to the same goal – a healthy gut – so it’s good to get the right balance of both. 

Too little of either can cause the healthy bacteria to work slower, causing constipation. 

Too much can lead to excess gas and bloating. 

We always say it’s best to make any changes to your diet gradually to see what works for you.

If you’re looking for a little extra support digesting food and getting the most out of it, I recommend giving our Adapt To You capsules a go. 100% natural and packed with adaptogenic herbs that adapt to the changing needs of your digestive system, so you can be free to enjoy your life, no matter the meal!

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