Prebiotics and Probiotics… What’s the difference?

Prebiotics and Probiotics… What’s the difference?

There are so many different ways in which you can support your body’s general health and wellness. And when it comes to immune system support and gut health, both Prebiotics and Probiotics can lay the groundwork for building a strong foundation. Yet so often we hear that consumers don’t understand the difference between the two. While both are important, keep reading as we share the benefits of each, why both need to be a part of your health and wellness routines and easy tips and tricks for adding them to your diet.  

So What’s a Probiotic? 

Probiotics are living strains of bacteria that add to the population of “good bacteria” in your digestive system. 

Probiotics are a part of a larger world called microbiome which work together with other organisms to maintain the healthiness of your body. When the bacterias in your body are balanced, that’s when you feel your best. Feeling sick? Your gut bacteria may be out of whack.

Having a well balanced diet can help with keeping probiotics alive and well. At times - especially with picky eaters - it may be a struggle to get those very necessary foods and ingredients into your children's daily diets, so if you're struggling, probiotic supplements are the perfect addition to your routine.  

Our Gut Health juice shots packed full of Probiotics and Fiber are a great way to jumpstart digestive health and are filled with natural ingredients like bananas, berries, and pears. Not to mention it tastes like a juice box without any added sugars! 

Beyond providing your gut with the right balance of good bacteria, probiotics work to prevent diarrhea, improve some mental health conditions, support a healthy heart, reduce the severity of certain allergies and eczema, and support your immune system. 

Don’t Forget the Prebiotic 

So now that we know what Probiotics do for you - let’s talk Prebiotics. 

Prebiotics are plant fibers that can be found in certain foods that stimulate growth within preexisting good bacteria which helps gut and immune health. Research has shown that prebiotics can aid in improving digestion and metabolism, help regulate bowel movements, improve calcium absorption which increases bone density, regulate blood sugar and insulin resistance, stimulate the production of hormones that aid in appetite suppression and lower inflammation in the body. 

You can incorporate Prebiotics into your life by simply adding a few key foods into your diet like: 

  • Berries
  • Bananas
  • Oats
  • Peas 
  • Apple Skin 
  • Beans

The list of prebiotics is almost endless and is definitely simple to incorporate into your health and wellness routine. 

As you assess how you can incorporate probiotics and prebiotics into you and your family’s diet, remember, balance is key. 

Follow your gut, it will thank you later. 

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