Gut health is an important and significant part of your overall health. More than just an entry and exit point, your stomach plays a protective role in conjunction with other systems of this great machine called the human body.
This protective role is partly played by the intestinal flora that lines the digestive tract and therefore interacts with the foods and drinks we consume.
What is the intestinal flora?
Composed of thousands of harmless microorganisms of all kinds (viruses, bacteria, etc.), the intestinal flora is essentially good bacteria.
To maintain the gut healthy, it is important to choose the right foods and supplements that have good and complete nutritional value.
Probiotics, which are found in natural yogurts and other fermented products like kombucha, are often mentioned for their good impact on gut health.
But do you know about prebiotics?
Like probiotics, prebiotics play an important role in your stomach, specifically within the intestinal flora.
Prebiotics are types of fibers that are only digested by your stomach’s intestinal flora to provide it with the nutrients it needs to play its role in digestion and bodily defense.
Recent studies show that prebiotics promote good sleep and strengthen the body's resilience to stress.
You don’t have to look far or spend a lot of money to get prebiotics. They are found in a wide variety of known and consumed foods: pulses, beans, peas, oats, bananas, berries, asparagus, garlic, leeks, onions, etc.
That said, none are quite like our favorite superfood! With its fibrous pulp, baobab is rich in prebiotics and is the right choice to maintain a healthy gut.
Make it a staple in your pantry today!