They are often confused with probiotics. Yet prebiotics have their own full existence and are essential to the body. These are specific carbohydrates that have the characteristic of not being digested from the top of the digestive tract.
They thus arrive intact in the colon where they are fermented by bacteria. The latter are then better equipped to repel pathogenic bacteria. Prebiotics thus contribute to the proper development of the intestinal flora – also called the microbiota. Specialists recommend eating it after illness or taking antibiotics. Here are the foods that contain the most.
It is an excellent source of prebiotic. Garlic is added, once cut or crushed, to all sauces. Some also eat it raw. Be careful not to overdo it: garlic contains allicin which is very smelly.
Chocolate has more benefits than you might think. In addition to magnesium, it contains flavonoids, powerful antioxidants, known for their prebiotic effect. To be consumed without moderation therefore.
Full of fiber, bananas are suitable for all diets. Experts recommend eating those that are fully ripe. Digestion will thus be facilitated.
Prebiotics are also found in legumes like lentils.
Endives also contain inulin. To enjoy it, it can be enjoyed in a salad with walnut and Comté kernels. A vinaigrette with walnut oil will complete this entry.
Full of calcium, almonds are also good for the intestinal flora according to the latest scientific research. They would prevent its premature aging.
Beets are also rich in fiber of a prebiotic nature. Once cooked, it is diced with shallot and parsley for a healthy salad.
Grapefruit is famous for its vitamin C. But it also contains some prebiotic fibers. To taste in juice or in salad for breakfast.
The fibers of rye, which we will benefit from for example by eating bread made from this cereal, contain a little prebiotic.
We can no longer count the benefits of artichoke. Cooked or raw, it is very rich in fiber. Nutritionists recommend it for the liver. In addition, it contains inulin, a prebiotic stimulating the intestinal flora.