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What are prebiotic foods?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Probiotic bacteria are not normally found in the human intestine, so they often don't colonize well when they're introduced. Therefore, prebiotic foods are vital to encourage probiotic organisms to survive and thrive in the human gut.

Prebiotics are nondigestible food fibers that stimulate the growth and activity of healthy bacteria in the intestines. Prebiotic carbohydrates are found naturally in such fruit and vegetables as bananas, berries, asparagus, garlic, wheat, oatmeal, barley (and other whole grains), flaxseed, tomatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, onions, chicory, greens, and legumes.
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