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Benefits of Prebiotics

Prebiotics are a unique kind of dietary fibre that promote the growth of beneficial or ‘good’ bacteria in the gut.

➡️ Although all prebiotics are fibre, not all fibres are classified as prebiotics.

“A prebiotic is a substrate that is selectively utilised by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit”


•Are resistant to human digestion

•Can undergo fermentation by gut microbes

•Selectively encourage the growth or beneficial action of health-promoting bacteria

Some health benefits of prebiotics include:

❇️Modulation of the gut microbiota

✳️Improved mineral absorption

❇️Improved blood glucose and insulin profiles

✳️Protection against intestinal infections

❇️Production of anti-inflammatory compounds

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