Prebiotics are "substrates that are selectively utilised by host microorganisms conferring a health benefit to the host", or what we call them "the food of your gut bacteria".
A healthy diet rich in prebiotics coming from fruits, lentils, vegetables and fibre will promote a healthy diverse microbiota composition within the gut. In this video, we look at a review of the research asking if IBS and other functional bowel disorders can be treated with prebiotics.
"Prebiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and other functional bowel disorders in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials", published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2019.
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