Natural prebiotics is whole vegetables, berries, some fruits, and herbs. Because of yogurt advertising, people start taking beneficial bacteria, often without knowing that this alone is not enough for intestinal health.
“Your own is always better than someone else’s,” endocrinologist Dilyara Lebedieva said on Instagram.
People need to grow and maintain their microbiota. For this purpose, the doctor suggests using pre- and meta-biotics. You should start with nutrition and the elimination of pathogens. It is also important to learn how to properly use a group of drugs that affect the beneficial flora.
How to maintain intestinal microflora?
Prebiotics are dietary fibers that feed friendly microorganisms.
Variants of prebiotics:
- Disaccharides (lactulose),
- Oligosaccharides (fructooligosaccharides and galactooligosaccharides),
- Polysaccharides (cellulose, pectins, gum, dextrin, inulin, psyllium, etc.).
The safest are galactooligosaccharides (GOS). They are not digested in the upper intestine, but only in the large intestine, becoming a real treat for Bifidus and lacto flora.
Natural prebiotics is whole vegetables, berries, some fruits, and greens.
Metabiotics are metabolic products or structural components of probiotic microorganisms. They help normal flora to grow and develop and inhibit the growth of pathogens.
Metabiotics do not cause discomfort in SIBO, do not conflict with the existing flora, and therefore can be used in this condition.