But as well as PRO-biotics, you may have also heard of PRE-biotics. These are actually a type of plant fibre that help to nourish and feed the good bacteria (pro-biotics) in the gut. As pro-biotics can easily be damaged by heat and stomach acid, it’s helpful to ensure that you have plenty of pre-biotics in your diet. Pre-biotics are found naturally in onions, leeks, garlic, beans, artichoke, asparagus, wheat bran and bananas.
So instead of buying expensive, sugary pro-biotic drinks and yogurts, boost your digestive health by eating some of these foods each day.
Written by Ruth Tongue