In general, prebiotics are indigestible fibers. When we eat them, they can alter the population of our gut microbiome by serving as food for organisms that live there, encouraging the good bacteria to thrive and starving off or crowding out the bad.
Your small intestine (gut) is home to trillions of bacteria from hundreds of different species. They compete, cooperate, grow, shrink, and engage in an intricate dance that keeps a healthy balance. Your gut bacteria influence your whole body. There’s a direct pathway between your gut and your brain, for example . Gut bacteria can even […]