Gut Health: What is Prebiotic Fiber?

 

 

Gut Health: What is Prebiotic Fiber? What are the Benefits?

Most likely, you have heard about probiotics countless times. If you haven’t, probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that live in your gut. Probiotics and prebiotic fiber go hand in hand because prebiotic fiber is a form of dietary fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut. With this in mind, prebiotic fiber helps increase the number of good bacteria in the gut and improves your overall gut health. Increasing prebiotic fiber intake has shown to support immunity, digestive health, bone density, weight loss, balance blood sugar, repair leaky gut, absorption and minerals, IBS symptoms, reduce anxiety and depression, and cognitive health.

 

How can I get Prebiotic Fiber?

Prebiotic fiber is found in several foods, such as bananas, oatmeal, asparagus, barley, garlic, onion, apple skin, and more. However, it is not easy to always include prebiotic in your diet solely with foods. Therefore, it’s a good idea to add a prebiotic fiber blend to your diet According to the USDA statistics, it’s suggested to select a supplement with 25-38g of dietary fiber and 5g-20g of prebiotic fiber.

 

I’ve been using Gut Garden’s Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend. I particularly like Gut Garden’s prebiotic fiber supplement because it’s made from natural ingredients and it’s the only resistant starch product on the market with 4 soluble fiber types. Resistant starch has been shown to work best when paired with more than one soluble fibers.

 

Gut Garden Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend:

  • Contains 12 grams of unmodified potato starch (one of the highest concentrations of resistant starch of any food-based source)
  • Contains 13 grams of fiber. Includes 12 grams of unmodified potato starch and 4 soluble fibers to support bacterial diversity – Glucomannan, Acacia Senegal, Chicory Root Inulin and Larch Arabinogalactan
  • All-natural with no colors or preservatives
  • Dairy, soy and gluten free
  • Unflavored and unsweetened

 

 Gut Garden's Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend, prebiotic fiber

 

 

Add probiotic fiber to your dietyour microbiome will be thanking you later!

 

 

 



16 thoughts on “Gut Health: What is Prebiotic Fiber?”

  • Prebiotic fiber RUINS my gut – RUINS IT !!! I can only do probiotics and then eat foods that contain prebiotics – but NOT in excess!!!

    • Awe 🙁 I feel so bad that you have to be extremely cautious about whatever you eat/take! Though,I love how optimistic you are about it 🙂 I always love reading your posts!

  • I’ve heard of prebiotics but haven’t tried supplementing them in my diet… I just try and stick to a healthy, balanced diet to be honest!

  • I’m glad to see that many of the foods you have listed as chock full of prebiotic fiber are foods that are included in my daily diet. Though it looks like I should also add a supplemental source!

  • I’ve heard of prebiotics, but not much about them. I do eat quite a few of the foods that contain them, but I’m sure more would help with balance, too.

  • Wow – I guess I’m out of the loop bc unlike the other commenters so far, I have NOT heard much about prebiotics before and how they feed the “good” intestinal flora. So thanks for the informative read!

  • On a slightly unrelated Prebiotic note, I love your mugs! Or at least whoever’s mug is in that photo because I love everything marble

  • I always need the extra help in my gut. This is very helpful to help understand why its important to get the right balance.

  • I prefer to eat my probiotics rather than take a supplement. But since being aware of pre and probiotics, my gut has felt better and my digestion has improved.

  • I use prebiotics but haven’t heard of the prebiotics fiber before. Sounds like you’re seeing some benefits so I’ll have to look into it a bit more.

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