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Probiotics and prebiotics

Both prebiotics and probiotics have a direct effect on our gut bacteria. In this video we discuss these concepts, and how they relate to our health.

Our gut microbiome is linked with our health.

It is therefore of no surprise that foods that can influence our gut bacteria, by increasing the number of beneficial ones, received attention from scientists and consumers alike.

Yogurt and kefir are two very common sources of probiotics and both have been named as superfoods, but is their beneficial effect proven?

In contrast, prebiotic-rich foods can be consumed by humans, but we may be more likely to consume them in the form of supplements or nutraceuticals. They can also help support gut health alongside probiotics. So what evidence is there on both of these?

In this video, we discuss the differences and links between the two concepts, and briefly review the scientific literature to find whether they can be said to be effective in improving our health.

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