What foods are good sources of prebiotic fiber?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Prebiotic fiber is found in foods such as bananas, wheat bran, asparagus, onions, leeks, garlic, and artichokes. The benefit of eating prebiotic fiber is that it promotes digestive health and in turn contributes to a healthy immune system. If some of these foods are not at the top of your weekly shopping list, you can also look for supplements that contain larch arabinogalactan. Larch arabinogalactan contains prebiotic fiber that promotes digestive health.
Dole Nutrition Institute
Prebiotic fiber is found in bananas, plantains, leeks, onions, garlic, artichokes and asparagus.

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