𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕥𝕝𝕖 𝕓𝕖𝕒𝕦𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕡𝕒𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔽𝕀𝔹ℝ𝔼!
Something most of us need more of. Current recommendations are to eat 30g of fibre a day. As a nation we eat around half that.
But what is fibre? And why should we eat so much of it?
Think bacteria are bad? Think again!
The most recent scientific research shows that the bacteria in our gut can play an essential role in digestive health, immune function and even our mental wellbeing. Amazingly, the gut contains trillions of bacteria, yeast and viruses, commonly called the ‘gut flora’ or the ‘microbiome’. Some of these bacteria are good, and some bad, and we need a healthy balance of the two.
That’s where pro- and prebiotics come in. But what are they?
Probiotics are the live microorganisms found in fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles.
Prebiotics are essentially soluble fibres found in foods such as leeks, onions, flax and chia seeds, radishes, carrots, garlic and cabbage. They feed the good bacteria.