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Posted by: Amos | 2007/05/10

probiotics and prebiotics

What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotice?

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Prebiotic: is a non-digestible carbohydrate or starch. They are found in vegetables such as onions and chicory and in cereals. Examples are inulin and fructo oligosaccharides.

Probiotic: Live microbial supplement which when ingested in adequate amounts confers health benefits on the host.

Another way of describing a probiotic is the so called “good bacteria” which form a part of your normal intestinal or gut flora.

Examples of probiotic bacteria: Lactobacillus reuteri, L. acidophilus, Bifidobactria ..

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