Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What’s the Difference? Find Out! by Joy Stephenson-Laws JD

5 years ago
Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What’s the Difference? Find Out!

You may have heard about health benefits of probiotics. These “good” bacteria may help with constipation, diarrhea, anxiety, depression and more. But you may not be familiar with prebiotics. They are not the same thing. Prebiotics are the food for probiotics! They occur naturally in certain foods, including: 

  • leeks
  • asparagus
  • chicory
  • bananas
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • garlic
  • onions
  • wheat
  • oats
  • soybeans 
  • supplements

Prebiotics may aid mineral absorption, specifically with calcium and magnesium, to promote healthy bone density. Probiotics are found in foods such as yogurt and kombucha, as well as supplements, skin-care products and even toothpastes!

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
This is fascinating, Joy Stephenson-Laws JD! Thank you so much for the great info. I take probiotics every day, but wasn't aware of prebiotics. Welcome to our 30Seconds tribe!
Kim Kusiciel
I never knew about prebiotics. This is great to learn about right now. Thanks Joy Stephenson-Laws JD!

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