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Prebiotic Fibre - Foods and Function

Legumes are a rich source of prebiotic fibre.


Prebiotic fibre feeds the healthy bacteria in your gut 🦠

Providing appropriate food sources for these good gut bugs is incredibly important to keep your gut composition healthy and functioning at its full capacity.

Failing to provide adequate fuel sources can starve off the good gut bugs resulting in a change in gut bacteria and composition.

This may lead to unfavourable or negative consequences.


Prebiotic food sources include:

  • Chickpeas, lentils, red kidney beans, baked beans, soy beans

  • Garlic, onion, leek, spring onion, shallots, asparagus, beetroot, fennel, green peas, snow peas, Jerusalem artichokes

  • Dried fruit, white peaches, nectarines, watermelon, pomegranate, grapefruit

  • Barley, rye bread, rye crackers, oats, wheat bran

  • Cashews, pistachios


In addition to being natural prebiotic food sources, these foods are all excellent sources of dietary fibre.

Consume a wide range of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds every day and you’ll obtain both prebiotic and dietary fibre benefits ✅


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