Friday, November 8, 2019
Brain & Probiotics vs Prebiotics,4
So, in response to your questions—and thank you for them—the brain and body need both prebiotics and probiotics. They are different from each other and work together to help maintain the health of your microbiome, the functionality of your gastrointestinal system, and consequently the health of your brain and body. Health plant fiber (prebiotics) has been linked with reducing hunger through satiation, a reduction in the hormone ghrelin that can contribute to maintaining weight within an optimum range, and reducing inflammation that can help reduce one’s risk for diseases and conditions that are fueled by inflammation. What do I do? Almost without exception I ingest several prebiotics every day. I add ½ a cup of berries and a tablespoon of organic rolled oats to my morning smoothie. Later in the day I will often drink ¼ cup of Kombucha or have some humus with crackers at lunch.