Probiotics vs Prebiotics: Everything You Need To Know

Probiotics vs Prebiotics: Everything You Need To Know

The importance of gut health has been on the rise over the last few years, and for good reason. The more we learn about how our gut is connected to every other aspect of our health and well-being—from our mental health and immunity to our energy levels and skin health—the more we realize how vital it is to make sure we’re prioritizing our gut health every single day.

The biggest factors contributing to a healthy gut are…

  1. A diet rich in a variety of whole foods, especially plants
  2. Healthy stress management
  3. Regular exercise

In addition to the basics listed above, you’ve likely heard of how Probiotics can be used to help support a diverse gut microbiome, which has been found to be a good indicator of overall health. 

And more recently you might have started to hear more about prebiotics and how they’re also an important contributor to gut health. But if you’ve felt a little confused by all the information about prebiotics and probiotics out there, you’re not alone.

Below, we’ll explain what they are, why they’re important, and how to make sure you’re getting enough in your diet.

Probiotics & Prebiotics: What’s the difference

Simply put, Probiotics are “good” bacteria and yeasts that live in your digestive system and help to keep your gut healthy. These different bacteria help regulate gut motility, aid in the absorption of nutrients from the foods you eat, help keep harmful organisms like germs from running amok, and generally aid in proper digestion. 

Prebiotics, on the other hand, are a type of fiber found in vegetables, fruits, and legumes that humans are unable to digest but that healthy bacteria in our digestive tract can. These fibers are therefore important for feeding the beneficial bacteria in our gut and helping them to thrive and keep the microbiome balanced. 

How To Get More Probiotics & Prebiotics In Your Diet

Probiotics are found in foods that have been fermented, such as sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, and some types of unpasteurized pickles. You can also find live cultures in good quality yogurt. However, it’s not uncommon to have a difficult time getting a high enough quantity of probiotics to positively affect gut health just through the foods you eat. That’s when a Probiotic supplement can be useful. 

We take gut health very seriously, which is why we packed 12 active super-strains into every small capsule of Earth Echo Probiotics. This powerful blend of Probiotics helps support immune function, improve metabolism, maintain healthy blood sugar levels already within normal range, and smooth out annoying digestion issues. *

Prebiotics are also found in a variety of foods, with some of the best sources being legumes, oats, berries, asparagus, garlic, leeks, and onions. By eating a variety of plant foods every day, you’re well on your way to including a good amount of prebiotics in your diet to keep your good bacteria healthy and fed. 

However, if you want to give yourself an easy (and delicious) way to add more prebiotics and probiotics into your diet, Island Bliss is the way to go!

Our newest superfood blend tastes like you’re on a tropical island somewhere while providing you with a powerful combination of organic fruits, vegetables, superfoods, prebiotics, and probiotics to help support your digestive system. It’s also packed with antioxidants to support your energy levels naturally and boost overall health. *

There’s never been an easier (or more delicious!) way to get both probiotics and prebiotics into your diet every day.

Click here to grab your bag of Island Bliss today and see all the incredible benefits this new superfood blend has to offer. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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