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September 7, 2022 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

The Top Prebiotic Foods

carrots that are a prebiotic food

Learn why you should try to include the top prebiotic foods in your diet often!

Today I want to educate and inspire you to make a concerted effort to include more prebiotics in your diet. Prebiotics are a special category of dietary fiber that serve as the preferred source of fuel or food for your good gut bacteria. Think of them as the superstar health foods for good gut bugs. 

This is supremely important to note because boosting the number and the activity of good gut bugs (which is exactly what prebiotics do!) lies at the bedrock of optimal health and disease prevention. 

What’s more – when your good gut bugs digest or  ferment these special fibers they produce highly beneficial compounds called short-chained fatty acids, SCAF’s for short. 

The list of positive health effects from SCAF’s almost seems too good to be true and includes the following: 

  • broad improvements in digestive health and function
  • lower colon cancer risk
  • enhanced absorption of key minerals like magnesium and calcium
  • lower cholesterol
  • better blood sugar regulation
  • improved metabolic health
  • enhanced immunity
  • better appetite control
  • and less inflammation in the body

That is one sensational list of benefits no one should pass up. So what foods will give you the most prebiotic fibers? 

Drum roll and red carpet please:  

  • garlic
  • onions
  • leeks
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • asparagus
  • lentils
  • oats
  • carrots
  • beans (all types)
  • okra
  • radishes
  • tomatoes

Print that list of foods off and put it on your fridge to remind you to have these foods in your kitchen and to eat them often!  

Thank you so much for being here and  feeding your hunger for health because I know it is the most important thing you can do for yourself, as well as those who love you.