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Gut's Health

Why Gut Health Matters?

70% of the body’s immune system lives in the gut, which means a well-functioning digestive system is essential to our overall health.

An estimated 60-70 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders, and many are believed to be caused by disturbances of intestinal microflora. Intestinal microflora are the 100 trillion microorganisms living in our gut. 

 

 

 Intestinal microflora are responsible for:

  • Helping the immune system respond to pathogens
  • Forming a protective barrier on the intestinal wall to prevent harmful bacteria from entering the blood stream.
  • Suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause discomfort, and disease.
  • Aiding in absorption of nutrients.

What are the Prebiotic Fibers? 

Prebiotic fibers provide nutrients that promote good bacteria in our gut.

Found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, fiber is the part of carbohydrates that cannot be fully broken down by the human body.They play a fundamental role in preserving health by maintaining balance and diversity of intestinal bacteria, especially increasing the presence of “good bacteria”.

The recommended amount of fiber in your diet is 25g. However, due to overconsumption of processed foods, most Americans only get 9-11g of fiber per day.

 

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What Do Prebiotic Fibers Help With? 

  • Better Gut Health and Digestion

Probiotics stimulate the Prebiotics stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, that colonize our gut microflora. They act as food for probiotics and — as our gut bacteria metabolize these non-digestible fibers from foods — produce short-chain fatty acids that strengthen our intestinal lining and regulate electrolyte levels.

  • Weight Loss & Maintenance

Higher intakes of all types of fiber are linked to lower body weight and protection against obesity. Studies have shown that prebiotic foods leave people feeling fuller and more satiated, which helps prevent overeating.

  • Stronger Bones

Prebiotics enhance the absorption of minerals in the body, including magnesium, iron and calcium. All of these are crucial for retaining bone strength and preventing fractures or osteoporosis. In one study, just 8g of prebiotics a day was shown to improve absorption of calcium for better bone density.