Probiotics and prebiotics, the differences

On some occasions we have heard about food probiotics or prebioticsBut do you know the differences between them? Let's try to mark those existing differences.

Probiotic foods are those in which there are bacteria that help strengthen our immune system, these bacteria can also survive digestion by getting alive to the colon and helping to restore the intestinal flora that may have been altered by some cause. These types of foods are for example energy drinks or yogurts. On the other hand we have prebiotic foods, these stimulate the growth in the colon of beneficial bacteria. Unlike the live bacteria of probiotics, prebiotics are only substances that help, lifeless, as an energy supplement for beneficial bacteria.

These substances are added to some foods to encourage the selective development of our intestinal flora. In short, a prebiotic food serves to enhance another probiotic, that is, they are complementary.

Video: The difference between prebiotics and probiotics (December 2019).