PODCAST. Prebiotics and probiotics have received a lot of buzz and many patients are confused on the difference between the two. Have your patients asked for advice on taking a supplement?
Biologic products or bacteriotherapy including probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics may improve dysbiosis of the microbiome including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, infectious and antibiotic-associated diarrhea, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants and more.
Our focus is on prebiotics…the nondigestible oligosaccharides, such as fructooligosaccharides, inulin, galactooligosaccharides, resistant starch and lactulose.
Prebiotics occur naturally in many foods like apples, bananas, onions, garlic, asparagus, leeks, wheat, oats and chicory root. Generally, whole food sources are favorable because they contain other beneficial nutrients including vitamins and minerals.
Listen now 3 ways to help your patients put prebiotics into practice.
Try the culinary companion recipe and share with your patients: Roasted Asparagus and Leeks