Healthy Digestive Tract
Two words you might be familiar with which are the key for a healthy digestive tract are probiotics and prebiotics. PRObiotics are a type of good bacteria that lives inside our intestines. PREbiotics are found in foods that feed and support that good bacteria.
With all the attention and growth with probiotic supplements in food products like yogurt, scientists tell us that even though probiotic bacteria is the key for good digestive health, they are not self supporting and need the nutrients provided by prebiotic foods.
Our digestive tract keeps trillions of bacteria living inside it, some are good and beneficial to our health, and others are bad and potentially dangerous. Making sure we feed and support the growth of the good guys is key for a healthy digestive tract.
The big interest all the scientific research is because scientists know that what happens in our intestines has a major impact on our health. Specifically, they are investigating how prebiotic substances may have the ability to actually prevent colon cancer.
They can possibly do this by stopping the bad bacteria from clinging and forming cells on the colon wall. These potentially dangerous cells can form polyps, which are precursors for colon cancer.
Research has also indicated a link with prebiotics to:
- controlling blood sugar
- lower cholesterol
- maintain healthy weight
- speed up waste transit time
- ease the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
Prebiotics feed beneficial bacteria
The key thing to know about prebiotics is that they feed the most important thing in your intestines; the good bacteria. Fortunately they also stop bad bacteria growth at the same time. When you eat prebiotic foods, the small intestine will take any useful nutrients and pass the rest of the undigested pieces, which are dietary fibers, along to the large intestine (colon).
It’s in the colon that prebiotic fibers do their magic in feeding the good bacteria and inhibiting the growth of the dangerous bacteria.
Where can we get prebiotics?
Generally speaking, they are found in natural foods we eat such as whole grains, fresh fruits, and raw vegetables. We all know that dietary fiber is important for good digestive health, and it’s important to know that many foods that have dietary fiber are also prebiotic.
While fiber is a key element, there are other things that are important for a food to be labeled prebiotic and that is what scientists are finding out. The important thing to remember is you won’t get any of the necessary prebiotic components of dietary fiber in processed grains, such as the white variety of rice, pasta, bread etc. That’s why they are called whole or un-refined grains, such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain bread.
It’s very difficult for many people to change to unrefined foods sometimes. Getting used to brown rice after eating white rice for a lifetime isn’t always easy for some. Supplements can be of great help in these cases, as long as you get a good, high quality one of course.
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