Difference Between The Probiotics & Prebiotics
If you are familiar with probiotics then it is more likely that somewhere you have read or heard of the word prebiotics. Then it is obvious a question has arisen in your mind that what are prebiotics and what are the differences between probiotics and prebiotics. You may also think that those two things are the same because those two words are very similar, only the difference is a letter. Here are some details which will let you understand both terms & the key differences between them by answering all your questions.
Your Gut Microbiome
If you want to know everything about probiotics & prebiotics then the first thing you should know about is the gut microbiome. Every living human has a whole world inside their gut microbiome, where the digestion process occurs. The main work of your gut microbiome is to break down whatever you eat & then provide you with energy & several vitamins you need in your body. It also helps in your immune system. You may be curious to know how does the gut microbiome do this. Your gut microbiome system is a combination of trillions of diversified active organisms. These organisms may be various kinds of viruses, fungi or various types of living bacteria. And those living things cause your gut microbiome to work.
There are billions or maybe trillions of active beneficial bacteria living in your gut microbiome. And these active beneficial bacteria are referred to as probiotics.
Probiotics bring various health benefits for you. There are different types of probiotics living in your microbiome. Most of them help in your digestion and immune system. Some specific probiotics also help you to get rid of constipation, diarrhea, various infections, heart problems, skin problems, etc.
There are not only good or beneficial active organisms living in your gut microbiome, but there are also various kinds of harmful bacteria living there. Probiotics replace most of these negative bacteria with beneficial positive living bacteria. It is very important to maintain a balance between positive & negative bacteria to live a healthy life & probiotics do this job with excellence.
Now a question may arise in your mind that wherefrom these probiotics come or what are the sources of getting probiotics. The main source of getting probiotics in your gut microbiome is by taking various kinds of fermented natural foods which contains active beneficial organisms like pickles, natto (made from fermented soybeans), sauerkraut, kombucha (a kind of fermented tea) etc. or fermented dairy foods like yogurt, traditional buttermilk (not cultured), aged cheese, kefir etc. All those foods may contain different kinds of strains of probiotics. For example, the most common probiotic strain is Lactobacillus Acidophilus which can be found in yogurt. Whenever you eat these foods you also take the active organisms living in these foods. Some of them get digested by your gut microbiome in the digestion process and some of them stay in your gut which your gut microbiome can not digest. Those remain living organisms which you know as probiotics take part in various health activities in future days. There are different types of probiotic supplements now available in the market which is a very easy source of having live beneficial organisms in your gut. Those probiotic supplements bring you different types of health benefits.
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