Prebiotics are dietary fibers, but they are particularly useful as food for good bacteria.
- Promote the growth of good bifidobacteria
- Activate enzymes that can burn fat, especially on the abdomen
- Cause the liver to burn more fat
- Stimulate the production of saturation hormones and thereby slow down calorie intake
- Counteract inflammations in the intestine
Prebiotics include the following substances:
Resistant starch is found mainly in cold rice and cold potatoes, white and green beans, whole grain oats, unripe bananas, white bread, peas, lentils, barley, millet, manioc root.
is contained in chicory, artichokes, garlic, onion, black salsify, asparagus, leek, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnip, chicory root, endive, yacón syrup (juice from the roots), inulin powder from chicory roots.
Oligofructose (FOS fructooligosaccharides)
is mainly contained in rye, oats, onions, garlic, bananas, tomatoes, asparagus.
is contained in fruit with peel, especially in apples and vegetables.
is indigestible for us. It is an artificial sugar made from lactose. Intestinal bacteria process lactulose into lactic acid. It has a slightly laxative effect. Do not use for lactose intolerance.
are obtained from whey. With the help of an enzyme, lactose is combined in such a way that it is indigestible for us. GOS are found in milk products and in mother's milk (many times more than cow's milk). They promote the settlement of bifidobkateria.
Glucomannan is a soluble dietary fiber with high swelling capacity, obtained from the Asian konjac root. Glucomannan has a very filling effect due to its swelling capacity and is therefore very suitable for weight loss. In addition, it lowers the cholesterol level and promotes the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Glucomannan is offered as a food supplement in powder form. Konjak flour is also processed into jelly-like desserts or glass noodles.