Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prebiotics Primer and Pictures of Prebiotic-Rich Foods

"According to Food Insight, there are three things that must be demonstrated for a food ingredient to be classified as prebiotic:

  1. It’s not broken down in the stomach or absorbed in the GI tract
  2. It’s fermented by the gastrointestinal microflora
  3. Most importantly, it “selectively stimulates the growth and/or activity of intestinal bacteria associated with health and well-being”

Click through for a primer on some of the most prebiotic-rich foods."

Prebiotics Primer: Best Probiotic-Aiding, Digestion-Friendly Foods