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These resources deal with prebiotics, either as a group or describing specific types.

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Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) Love Your Gut Microbiome and Feed It Prebiotics. Research supports the use of specific prebiotics to support specific human microbiota.

Love Your Gut Microbiome and Feed It Prebiotics

7 Reasons to Get Prebiotics in Your Diet, Plus Best Sources. Most people are aware by now that foods that offer dietary fiber and probiotics have a long list of health benefits, but nonetheless prebiotic foods are still mostly underappreciated.

7 Reasons to Get Prebiotics in Your Diet, Plus Best Sources

By in large, Americans don’t consume enough prebiotics every day — and, sadly, the result can aggravate indigestion, higher levels of inflammation, lower immune function, higher likelihood of weight gain and a raised risk for various chronic diseases. While the best probiotic foods are essential for gut health and overall well-being, prebiotics help “feed” probiotics. By pairing them together, you can achieve an even better result.

The Dilemma of Fiber. While fiber is known to be important for gut health, there is the dilemma of fiber to consider.

The Dilemma of Fiber

The food industry has jumped on the fiber-is-good-for-your-health bandwagon. As a result, they are insidiously developing artificial fiber-like products to add to packaged foods. Larch Fiber: An Incredible Prebiotic to Help Heal Your Gut. Prebiotic Foods List – Prebiotic Fiber Foods. The list of foods containing prebiotics is quite large, and there are a lot of delicious foods with a high content of prebiotic fibers, and if you plan properly your daily diet, you shouldn’t need supplements.

Prebiotic Foods List – Prebiotic Fiber Foods

However, prebiotics need to be carefully balanced with probiotics, otherwise they can cause a lot of discomfort, especially in the abdominal zone. What Is A Prebiotic? What Are Prebiotic Foods? Prebiotics are in general defined as the food of our gut bacteria, (the probiotics). In order for the probiotics colony to thrive, and do its job, it needs to be healthy, and to multiply. Prebiotics, Synbiotics & How to Feed Your Gut Bugs. VeggiePharm: Jackpot! 162 Prebiotic Studies from 2017...

...and it's just the 1st of March.

VeggiePharm: Jackpot! 162 Prebiotic Studies from 2017...

When I first started studying fiber, you could hardly find any papers on "prebiotics" and auto-correct usually changed it to PRObiotic, anyway. Imagine my surprise when I searched PubMed for new prebiotic papers and found 162 titles on the 59th day of the year. What I love about prebiotics is that they put YOU in control. No need to wait for Big Pharma or Fake Science to supply you with products, you can simply choose better foods, and, of course, choose a cheap food ingredient to boost prebiotic intake even higher.

You all know my favorite supplements:Raw Potato Starch, Green Banana Flour, Hi-Maize, Inulin, or a combo supplement like Gut Garden's Resistant Starch. Let me give you some teasers. Fecal microbiota transplantation (Lubbert et al., 2017) The human intestinal microbiome has important metabolic and immunological functions for the host and is part of the defense against pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract. Chaga! A Meta Analysis of Prebiotic Studies in Humans.

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What Are Prebiotics And Why You Should Care. Video: Prebiotics vs. Probiotics: What are the differences? Video: Prebiotics: Tending Our Inner Garden. Mucilaginous Fiber: The Good, the Bad, and the Gooey ~ The Paleo Mom. You might not know what mucilage is just by the name, but chances are, you’ve seen it in action!

Mucilaginous Fiber: The Good, the Bad, and the Gooey ~ The Paleo Mom

Fibre: Partially Hydrolysed Guar Gum. Arabinogalactan Prebiotic Fiber: I’m Cautiously Optimistic. Prebiotics That Deserve an Honorable Mention. I recommend the use of GOS as a prebiotic if you so choose to use one.

Prebiotics That Deserve an Honorable Mention

The science behind GOS’s seems to recommend that it is the safest prebiotic supplement and has the least chance of causing SIBO or SIYO. I have written a blog post in the past about why I cannot recommend FOS’s as a safe prebiotic. There are other prebiotic supplements that exist. Are they any safer? Prebiotics. Part 1: What Are Prebiotics? Prebiotics. Part 2: When Fermentable Substrates Aren’t Digested Properly. Prebiotics. Part 3: Good Health with No Plant-Based Foods in the Diet. Inulin & Beta Glucan Reduce Body Fat Gain By -50% & -33%! Both Have Similar Effects on the Gut Microbiome, But Only Inulin Appears to Be More Than An Appetite Suppressant - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone.

The gut microbiome is not just one of the hottest topics in the (health-)blogosphere, it is also a subject of ongoing research.

Inulin & Beta Glucan Reduce Body Fat Gain By -50% & -33%! Both Have Similar Effects on the Gut Microbiome, But Only Inulin Appears to Be More Than An Appetite Suppressant - SuppVersity: Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone

Research, however, that is, if we are honest, still very much in its infancy. As impressive as the results from the latest studies into the metabolic downstream effects of the administration of fermentable fiber to rodents may be and as obvious as their relation to certain changes in the gut microbiome of the animals may appear - in the end, our understanding of the underlying mechanisms does not allow any reliable prognoses like "double the amount of lactobacilli and you will eventually be able to lose that pouch of body fat you've been carrying around for years now".

Fermentable fiber and the gut-brain-axes: The key to lifelong leanness? *the producers of these products did not fund or support the study (at least the scientists don't mention that in the respective disclosure ;-) Inulin beats beta glucan when it comes to body fat reduction / repression. Mucilaginous Fiber: The Good, the Bad, and the Gooey - The Paleo Mom. You might not know what mucilage is just by the name, but chances are, you’ve seen it in action!

Mucilaginous Fiber: The Good, the Bad, and the Gooey - The Paleo Mom

Chia seeds, flaxseeds, and agar agar all contain a type of vicious, soluble fiber called mucilage that swells up and becomes gelatinous and gooey when it makes contact with water. Many paleo recipes call for high-mucilage foods to create certain jelly-like textures (think chia seed pudding, for example!). And, the unique properties of this fiber have resulted in mucilaginous foods being touted for their health benefits, especially when it comes to healing gut conditions. Why I Don't Recommend the Use of FOS's for Improving Gut Health. Prebiotics are nondigestible food ingredients or supplements that stimulate the growth of probiotic bacteria and may also help improve your immune system. Feeding probiotics in the hope that they naturally populate your large intestine should be done with the upmost caution.

You do not want their numbers to increase so greatly that they become opportunistic, and SIBO occurs. The use of prebiotics is not always beneficial in people with digestive issues. If prebiotics are incorrectly supplemented as probiotics sometimes are, they may cause you to either develop SIBO or worsen your digestive ailments.

In people with SIBO, most prebiotics will ferment and create more gas that will cause your symptoms to worsen. Inulin is a group of natural polysaccharides. Remember the link that I mentioned between prebiotics and SIBO? Most people with SIBO go on an anti-FODMAP diet to help eliminate the excess bacteria they have in their small intestine. Harmful or Harmless: Xanthan Gum. In vitro fermentation of gum acacia – impact on the faecal microbiota: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition: Vol 0, No 0. Inulin-Type Prebiotics - A Review: Part 1. Inulin-Type Prebiotics - A Review: Part 2.

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