What Are Postbiotics (& Why We Need Them) - South Arkansas Sun

Postbiotics are the product of your gut bacteria digesting a prebiotic. They are technically a waste product of the bacteria.

They include a variety of metabolites, including: – Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) – Lipopolysaccharides – Exopolysaccharides – Enzymes – Cell wall fragments and many more

The difference between postbiotics and prebiotics is that we make postbiotics from prebiotics. Prebiotics are the fibers and starches that are naturally present in foods.

The difference between postbiotics and probiotics is that probiotics are the actual live bacteria you can take in supplements.

Postbiotics are good for your overall health and wellbeing. However, some specific documented health benefits, especially the SCFA butyrate.

As you may know from past blog postings, I strive to acquire as much nutrition from food as possible. Before using a postbiotic supplement, consider these foods:

Resistant starches are those that “resist” digestion and provide a food source for our gut bacteria:

Pectin is a type of fiber that’s naturally present in certain fruits and vegetables, including: – Apples – Oranges – Lemons

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