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

Galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS)

Resistant Starch. 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. A Meta Analysis of Prebiotic Studies in Humans.

This is a post from the Gut Critters blog that ended November 18, 2016. Ray Medina gave permission for his material to be copied as long as it was attributed to him and not used for commercial purposes. – kiraonysko

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

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. It’s true that fiber does some amazing things for or bodies (you can read more about that in my multi-part Fiber Manifesto here, here, here, here, and here!) , and mucilaginous fiber is no exception. Arabinogalactan Prebiotic Fiber: I’m Cautiously Optimistic. Here at Fix Your Gut we have written a lot about different prebiotics and how their use may or may not help improve your digestive health.

Arabinogalactan Prebiotic Fiber: I’m Cautiously Optimistic

There are few prebiotics that I recommend; there are some that I am more reserved to recommend, and one that I believe should be supplemented only in people who have healthy digestion. There are more and more prebiotic supplements coming out onto the market, and some that have been out there for a while but are lesser known. I will eventually write about the widely discussed prebiotic fiber that Dr.

Mark Pimentel believes is the best for people that have SIBO, hydrolyzed guar gum (GOS is better). 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? 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 ;-) 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.

Why I Don't Recommend the Use of FOS's for Improving Gut Health

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. Harmful or Harmless: Xanthan Gum. Inulin-Type Prebiotics - A Review: Part 1. Inulin-Type Prebiotics - A Review: Part 2.