Prebiotic, Probiotics and Antibiotics- the good, the bad and the ugly

7lovejohnson-foodie-lit-green-monsterPrebiotic are non-digestible carbohydrates that act as food for probiotics. These fibers act as a fertilizer to promote the growth of many of the good bacteria in the gut.

You can find prebiotics in foods such as asparagus, Jerusalem artichokes, bananas, oatmeal, red wine, honey, maple syrup, and legumes. Consider eating prebiotic foods on their own or with probiotic foods to perhaps give the probiotics a boost.

Probiotics are bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of probiotic bacteria that reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system.

Antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen. Antigens are large molecules, usually proteins, on the surface of cells, viruses, fungi, bacteria, and some non-living substances such as toxins, chemicals, and foreign particles. Any substance capable of triggering an immune response is called an antigen.

Because of overuse… “Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is alarming and irreversible – similar to global warming. Antibiotics are being used in and for everything from humans to animals for food.

Prescription Antibiotics Kills Your Body’s Good Bacteria so it’s best when taking antis to always consume pros to protect your healthy digestive system.


by Seven Johnson

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