There’s WHAT in my GUT?!
Whether you like it or not, your body is home to the complex ecosystems of trillions of tiny little bugs. But before you get squeamish, you should know that these bacteria are actually incredibly helpful, if not essential for survival!
These bacteria make up what is called the microbiome. They are found on the skin, in the nose, mouth, blood and more, but most of them live in your digestive system.
The microorganisms in your gut are essential for efficiently breaking down food and keeping the system running smoothly. A flourishing gut microbiome is also connected to brain function, healthy skin, and a strong immune system.
So, how do you support your gut bacteria for optimum health? You've probably heard of probiotics, which are the good bacteria in your digestive system. Well, probiotics have a lesser-known best friend, prebiotics! Prebiotic fiber feeds the probiotic bacteria that's already living in your gut, making it multiply and grow stronger. Together, prebiotics and probiotics make for a healthy gut microbiome and a healthy you.
Some great sources of prebiotics include onions, garlic, oatmeal, apple skin, and (our favorite), sweet and tangy baobab, which is 48% prebiotic fiber!