I am sure you are asking yourself “What are prebiotics and probiotics?”
Both prebiotics and probiotics are vital for your health and your gut. However, they play different roles in the body!
Are live bacteria found in certain foods and supplements. They provide a ton of benefits for your body and gut health! You can find probiotics in: yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, sauerkraut, kombucha, pickled vegetables, kimchi, miso, and tempeh.
You can take a probiotic supplement as well!
These little micro substances are usually found in carbs (mostly fiber) that most of us struggle to digest. The healthy bacteria in your gut eat this type of fiber. Prebiotics are found in: onions, garlic, leeks, soybeans, chicory root, honey, banana, Jerusalem artichoke, and fiber!
You can take a prebiotic supplement as well!
Okay, you get how it works now and where to get it but, what does it have to do with weight loss? I thought you’d never ask!
Trust your gut when it comes to weight loss, LITERALLY!
The good bacteria in our gut have a direct impact on our ability to lose weight and bodyfat. According to researchers, your gut microbiome can either help or can create resistance to weight loss by creating an imbalance in the gut!
Gut imbalances can cause issues like: bloating, GERD, IBS, indigestion, bubble gut, leaky gut, etc. Without getting this balanced, you will continue to struggle with your weight loss.
Whether you are experiencing these issues or not, you can improve the health and strength of your gut bacteria by making these changes.
1. Eat more probiotics
2. Keep them healthy by adding prebiotics
3. Eat fermented foods
4. Consume less red meat
5. Limit the processed foods
If you have tried all of this and nothing seems to be working, you will need to make an appointment with your physician to get your gut checked by doing a GI map. It isn’t a pleasant process by any means but it can tell you if you have a more serious issue going on that both prebiotics and probiotics may not be able to fix alone.