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Prebiotics and Probiotics – #2 of 5

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Prebiotics and Probiotics – #2 of 5

Prebiotics Feed Probiotics – Confused about prebiotics and probiotics? You're not alone. The names are almost identical, but they're very different things. Here's a simple explanation:1. Prebiotics are plant food fibers that you eat2. Probiotics are good bacteria that live inside youBoth are the subject of intensive study right now. And the more we learn, the more we discover that both are important to your health, starting at birth. Sources of PrebioticsPrebiotics are plant fibers. Almost all plants have some prebiotic fibers, though most have only small amounts. The most plentiful sources are, in order: chicory root, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion greens, garlic,...

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How Prebiotic Fiber Affects Your Health

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Fiber plays a role in the control of your cholesterol, estrogen and testosterone levels, plus other key health factors  An article on the health web site Experience Life titled "Fiber: Why It Matters More Than You Think" unlocks some of the reasons for the benefits noted when diets are higher in plant fiber intake. In it, fiber is noted to play a part in "...regulating blood-sugar levels, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, breast cancer, colon cancer and gastrointestinal disorders such as reflux, duodenal ulcer, irritable bowel and diverticulitis, and also supporting weight loss." Some of the work fiber does is...

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