Probiotic and Prebiotic Nutrition
Probiotics, live microorganisms like bacteria and yeast, offer health benefits when consumed correctly. Available as supplements or in fermented foods, ongoing nutritional research identifies effective strains. These "good" bacteria, akin to stomach flora, regulate gut health by modifying intestinal bacteria. This functional component boosts immunity and overall well-being, particularly gut health. Prebiotics, deliberately fermented foods, influence gastrointestinal microbiota, enhancing host health. They encompass poorly digested carbs, including non-digestible oligosaccharides. While prebiotic benefits are mostly mediated by intestinal bacteria, synbiotics combine pre- and probiotics for enhanced health. Incorporating such functional foods supports wellness.