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Best Pre/ProBiotic Foods

You may have heard the terms “pre” and “probiotics” in the past 5 or 10 years when it comes to health, more specifically, gut health. Gut health talks about basically digestive system function and sustainability. Studies have shown that what goes on in our digestive system can play a huge role in how the body holds onto fat and even fight off bacteria and diseases. Gut health plays a huge role in our body’s overall health.


When one talks about gut health, more specifically bad gut health, they need to speak about microbes. Microbes, or bacteria, not only have been found to alter the way we store and hold on to fat, but also how we balance our sugar levels, and our natural response to hormones that tell us we are hungry or full. If you possess the wrong set of microbes, it seems you could be on a crash course to having many health issues that stem from obesity and diabetes, even from birth. When combatting these microbes, one has to then learn about pre and probiotics.


Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms found in certain foods. They are seen as the “good” microbes that fight the bad ones that are in the foods we eat or seem to get stronger while we are ill. Prebiotics are food for the probiotics. They provide back up and sustainability for the probiotics which keeps them effective and strong against the bad microbes.


Certain foods that are a good source of pre and probiotics are:

Probiotic List

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Tempeh
  • Kimchi
  • Miso

Prebiotic List

  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Chicory root
  • Barely ripe plantains and bananas
  • Sprouted whole grains
  • Seeds
  • Berries

1UP Nutrition has a special product that will help you get the benefit of pre and probiotic foods much simpler. Anyone looking at making the consumption of these awesome “superfoods” much easier and quicker should check out 1UP Nutrition’s Vegan Greens and Reds Superfoods mix. This product has what you need to get the benefits of pre and probiotic foods to help assist with gut health and microbe destruction. With an organic greens complex, organic antioxidant reds complex, and metabolic and probiotic complexes, this product delivers on so many levels. This product will assist in overall health and wellness that goes past even gut health and pre and probiotic consumption.


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