Most people mistakenly use the terms prebiotics and probiotics interchangeably. And that’s a big mistake!

Despite the fact that they both work together to help provide you with a healthy digestion process, and as as result a healthy gut, they have completely distinct characteristics.

This post will help you learn more about them so that you can better know how to target them in a way that keeps your gut as healthy as possible!

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that keep your digestive system healthy by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria.

What are their functions?

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Where are they found?

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PREBIOTICS

Prebiotics are the type of carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the human body. Yet, they are the FOOD for our GOOD gut bacteria.

What are their functions?

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Where are they found?

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Are Dietary Fibers Prebiotics?

The answer is NO!

All prebiotics are fibers; yet, not all fibers are prebiotics.

The table below will help you learn the distinction between the two:

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Ranim Daw, MS in Cell & Molecular Biology

R-Health Formula

April 13, 2017

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