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.
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.