What are prebiotics?

What are prebiotics?

Learn the benefits of prebiotics in the body and which foods to eat to increase prebiotic activity.

These antioxidant and soluble-fiber compounds encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract, increasing probiotics' efficacy. They may also enhance calcium and magnesium absorption. Prebiotic-rich foods include whole-wheat products, fresh herbs, peanuts, barley, beans, bananas, asparagus, cherries, eggplant, peas, onions, tea, and oats.

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