Prebiotic Foods: The Way To A Man’s Heart (& A Women’s) Is Through Their Stomach…

The old sayings are the best & usually have some accuracy!

Prebiotics are the food that your live ‘good’ bacteria feed off. Feed them well & they increase in numbers & you’ll feel more energised for it.

Don’t feed them (starve them) & you’ll suffer with more digestive & nutritional issues than you’d care to think of… one of them being decreasing your risk to heart disease.

Prebiotic Foods

Common prebiotics include:

Inulin

Naturally occurring polysaccharides (sugars). Most commonly found in chicory. A natural fibre that links with the processing, journey & storage of carbohydrates through your body.

Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)

A naturally occurring fibre in the same group as Inulin. Helps feed the Bifidobacteria species. Bifidobacteria are considered beneficial bacteria for healthy gut & colon.

Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)

Non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by stimulating the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon

Lactulose

A non-absorbable sugar used in the treatment of constipation

Good Prebiotic Foods:

Jerusalem artichokes

Garlic

Chicory

Onions

Dandelion greens.

Leeks

Asparagus.

Bananas (remember to always balance your higher GI carb intake & get the timing of high GI carb intake just right to remain in an optimal physical state)

Turbulence…

When you first begin to take on extra prebiotics you may experience some flatulence or gas.

This is your internal environment re-adjusting & is not cause for concern. The disturbance should not last longer than five days.

After which you will notice an improvement in your digestion, energy levels, sleep patterns & your general well being should improve.

Bottom Line…

Sprinkle these foods into your next shop & add them to your meals for improved digestive health which will result in clearer skin, better concentration, improved sleep, increased performance levels & much more.

Keep up the good work…. To Your Best Health

Daniel Grant

The ShapeTrainer

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