As well as dietary supplements designed to give good gut bacteria a helping hand, prebiotics can be found naturally in some foods.
The amount and concentration of prebiotic fibre is much lower in foods than in a dedicated supplement, but is present in some fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains. To match the prebiotic density of a supplement and experience any of the known health benefits, a wide variety of plant based foods would need to be consumed in large quantities.
So, where can we find naturally occurring prebiotics? They can be found in:
- Jerusalem Artichokes
- Raw Garlic Cloves
- Onions and Shallots
- Raw Leeks
- Chicory Root
- Edible Seaweed
- Whole Wheat Flour
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