If I said probiotics, would you have any idea what I was talking about? Don’t worry you’re not alone. Probiotics and prebiotics have become buzzwords in recent times, but what are they, and why should you care about them?
Probiotics are living microorganisms in good bacteria that improve the health of your gut. They’re a great idea if you struggle with digestive issues, often have
While you can always take supplements, probiotics are actually available in a wide number of everyday foods. Some of the best include
Prebiotics are different
If you’re looking for good sources of prebiotics, there are plenty of non-supplement options. Healthline recommends garlic and onion, leek, bananas, asparagus, apples, flaxseed, and seaweed, among others.
The great thing about prebiotics and probiotics is that they’re a simple way to improve your overall health. You don’t need to completely revamp your diet or start taking a handful of supplements, you can just add a few things to your regular meals. Here are our best tips for adding prebiotics and probiotics to your diet:
1 – Add Sauerkraut and pickles to your meals – you can put them on the side or incorporate them – it’s up to you, just don’t overthink it!
2 – Make
3 – Infuse oils with garlic and
4 – Eat asparagus instead of broccoli every now and then – we love broccoli as much as the next guy, especially when it’s roasted, but don’t be afraid to swap it out once in a while. You can saute asparagus in the morning for breakfast, steam it, or blanch it and add it to crisp salads.
Look for recipes in the Lifesum app with these ingredients – there are a ton to inspire, and they’re not hard to make.
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