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