Prebiotic food might be the best thing that happened to your stomach since probiotics. People have been thrilled with the idea of good bacteria that could keep your gut healthy and aid in digestion. Although probiotics can boost your gut health, they also leave your body after they are digested. Luckily, prebiotics can provide a long-term effect that can improve your gut health.
Prebiotics are easy to find in food that can also help you lose weight. Here are some delicious prebiotic food you can enjoy while shedding all those excess pounds.
An apple a day can keep the extra pounds away
Apples contain pectin, a prebiotic that is also a soluble fiber. This means it can promote gut health and aid in weight loss. You can eat apples with peanut butter for a healthy protein snack.
A handful of walnuts for better gut health
Walnuts are also rich in fiber and can help lactobacillus growth in your gut. These yummy snacks also increase the number of butyrate-producing gut bacteria that can ensure a healthier colon.
Add oats to your diet for better digestion
Oats have resistant starch which produces compounds in the large intestines that promote digestion and colon health. Scientists also believe that resistant starch can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Get more resistant starch from corn
Corn is also rich in zeaxanthin and lutein, which are phytonutrients that are guaranteed to keep your eyes healthy. You can eat them on their own or mix them up in salads or soups.
Eat red lentils to get rid of cholesterol
Red lentils are easy to cook and also great if you are trying to lower your cholesterol. They are high in soluble fiber and resistant starch which makes them an excellent choice for weight watchers.
Add leeks to your salad
Leeks contain the prebiotic inulin which can decrease body fat especially around the abdomen. In addition to that, leeks can prevent certain cancers.
Be like Shrek and snack on some onions
Onions are a great source of inulin and the phytonutrient quercetin which can reportedly prevent cancer. You don’t need to chomp into them like an apple. They are also easy to add in any meal.
Make dark chocolate your go-to dessert
Dark chocolate is more than just a yummy option. It is also high in polyphenols which helps increase lactobacillus and bifidobacteria in your gut. Add dark chocolate to your milk for instant cocoa.
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