Best Prebiotic + Probiotic Foods

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What the heck is a probiotic? And don’t even get me started on the confusion of prebiotics?

Probitocis are the good bacteria that’s in your gut. There’s always a balance of good and bad bacteria within out gut and this is good. However, we often have too much bad due to stress, food, toxic exposure, and poor lifestyle choices.

Prebiotics are what I call the cheerleaders to probitocs. They “induce” the growth of good bacteria in our gut. So eating prebiotic foods along with probiotic foods makes for a powerhouse meal of good bacteria!


So you know what they are but what are the best plant based + vegan foods for each? I’m so glad you asked!

Probiotic Foods (think fermented):

Kimchi

Tofu

Soy Sauce

Fermented veggies

Kombucha

Pickles

Tempeh

Sauerkraut

Miso

Coconut kefir

Non-dairy yogurt

Sourdough bread

Dark chocolate

Prebiotic Foods:

Bananas

Garlic*

Onion*

Asparagus

Oats

Artichoke

Dandelion greens

Barley

Apples

Cacao

*avoid if you have IBS

Making meals including these two kinds of food will support a healthy gut, keep things regular, and keep your mood high. Try adding one or more into your daily diet.

Which ones are you going to try?

Let me know in the comments!

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