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They are compounds in food generally. They induce growth and provokes the activities of good microorganisms. Compounds that can be used as prebiotic must be nondigestible. They have to ferment by intestinal microorganisms. Fermentation is the main mechanism of action by which prebiotics are used by beneficial bacteria in the colon. Prebiotics are an invaluable part of a healthy diet. Prebiotics are for to improve metabolic health and even help prevent certain diseases.


Food Which Contain Prebiotics

Raw Chicory Root: Can be found in a health store or markets formed as a supplement or in ground form. It is commonly using instead of coffee. 

Raw Jerusalem Artichoke

It is known as sunroot. It is a good prebiotic and it has high amounts of iron and potassium. 

Raw Dandelion Greens

It includes Vitamin K, Vitamin A, calcium, iron. It really maintains strong bones. You can add them to your herbal teas, salads, soups. 

Garlic

It is full of manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Selenium. It can be used by cooking.

Raw Leeks

Leeks are great for taking prebiotics also can be used nearly in every dishes. It is a sweet form of onions. Leeks are filled with Vitamin K and Vitamin C. 

Raw Onion

It is a family member of the lily as garlic. It provides organic sulfur compounds which is a good mineral for the body. 

Raw Asparagus

It is another source of prebiotics. It is a good source of prebiotic food source. 

Raw Wheat Bran

You can add it to morning cereal by blending smoothies or you can add yogurt. 

Banana

It is a good prebiotic and full of potassium. You can take it with you where ever you go anywhere by packaging it. It is simple to find.


Food Food Prebiotic Content/by weight
DRY CHICORY ROOT
64.6%
DRY JARUSALEM ARCHITOKE
31.5%
DRY DANDELION GREENS
24.3%
GARLIC
17.5%
LEEK
11.7%
ONION
8.6%
ASPARAGUS
5%
WHEAT BRAN
5%
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
4.8%
BANANA 1%

Generally there is a confusion between prebiotics and probiotics. There are differences between them as shown below.


PREBIOTICS

Non digestible by human ingredient

Serve as food for friendly bacteria

Available as food supplements

Yoghurt, coconut water, kefir, kimchi are the examples of foods.

Support the treatment of digestive disorders.


PROBIOTICS

Live Microorganisms
Bacteria
Available as food supplement
Chicory root, onion,leek,garlic are the examples of foods.
Support the treatment of IBS,intestinal infections.
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