All about probiotics, prebiotics and your health

06/18/2013 | Huffington Post, The

Prebiotics are naturally occurring nondigestible carbohydrates found in cruciferous vegetables and whole grains, while probiotics are generally bacteria that play a healthy role in the intestinal environment, explains Dr. Mandana Arabi. "Therefore, prebiotics feed the probiotics," she writes. The human GI tract contains some 400 types of probiotic bacteria that help reduce the presence of harmful pathogens.

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