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Prebiotic fibers are the non-digestible part of foods (bananas, artichoke, chicory root) – prebiotic fiber goes through the small intestine undigested and is fermented when it reaches the large colon. Are live beneficial bacteria that are naturally created by the process of fermentation in foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, etc.
Prebiotic vs Probiotic Metaphor – You can add seeds (the probiotic bacteria) while the prebiotic fiber is the water and fertilizer that helps the seeds to grow and flourish
Prebiotics vs Probiotics:
Prebiotics are helpful in increasing the helpful bacteria already in the gut – prebiotic fiber is not as fragile as probiotic bacteria because it is not affected by heat, stomach acid, or time. Probiotic bacteria in supplements are only effective if they are alive – they can be killed by heat, stomach acid, or simply die with time.
Traveling & Gut Bacteria:
Some species rise to the fore during daylight hours and recede into the background at night, while others show the opposite pattern. These cycles are a lot like our circadian rhythms – over a 24 hour period, the levels of many molecules in our body rise and fall in predictable fashion. These rhythms affect everything from our body temperature to our brain activity to how well we respond to medicine, but these clocks tick by themselves. Our microbiome clock is not the same – the microbes aren’t waxing and waning of their own accord as their world is completely dark. If circadian disruptions make us eat at weird times of the day, our microbes would react accordingly.
Inulin is a type of fiber found in plants that is made up of the simple sugar fructose – it’s a type of soluble fiber found in a variety of plants. Cynarin, a natural compound found in artichoke, stimulates bile production – this helps accelerate gut movement and also support fat digestion and vitamin absorption. This is important to gut bacteria as bile salts and bacteria have intricate relationships – the composition of the intestinal pool of bile salts is shaped by bacterial metabolism. In turn, bile salts play a role in intestinal homeostasis by controlling the size and the composition of the intestinal microbiota. As a consequence, alteration of the microbiome–bile salt homeostasis can play a role in hepatic and gastrointestinal pathological conditions. Intestinal bacteria use bile salts as environmental signals and in certain cases as nutrients and electron acceptors. Also called acacia gum or gum arabic, acacia fiber is made from the sap of the Acacia senegal tree, a small, shrub-like species native to Africa.
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