What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics are living microorganisms, typically bacteria native to the human digestive tract, which aid the body in a plethora of digestive processes and support the healthy structure and function of your gut. Commonly found probiotic bacteria include, but are not limited to species from the Lactobacilli, Bifidobacterium, and Bacillus genera.

Prebiotics, on the other hand, consist of anything that stimulates the growth of probiotic bacteria. Vegetables are our primary source of prebiotic nutrition. Garlic, onions, and asparagus all contain high quantities of fiber, promoting the healthy growth and stimulation of probiotics. 

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