It's My Health Wellcare Collaborative

It's My Health Wellcare Collaborative

1099 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864


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It's My Health Wellcare Collaborative What are prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics? There are trillions of bene cial bacteria known as probiotics inside the human body. They are mostly in and around the intestines and are responsible for keeping us healthy. Heres how probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics work together. Prebiotics are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, dark chocolate and even spices. These foods feed probiotics. Non-digestible ber travels to the intestines to be fermented and eaten by the probiotics. Prebiotics can also be substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidant by nature that help improve the condition of probiotics. For instance, green tea balances bacteria by increasing good bacteria and reducing the number of bad bacteria. Postbiotics are the substances made by probiotics that are known as metabolites. Examples include B-vitamins, vitamin K, amino acids, neurotransmitters, short-chain fatty acids, organic acids, enzymes, natural antibiotics, antioxidants, anti- in ammatory compounds, glutathione, fulvic acids and phenyl lactic acid. Thats a mouthful but know this, postbiotics may be a key factor in maintaining long-term digestive health. So heres how it works bene cial bacteria (probiotics) create nutrients and other things (postbiotics) that do a number of jobs in the body to keep us healthy. These metabolites (postbiotics) are only created if we feed our bene cial bacteria with good food from a variety of sources (think of all the colors of the rainbow) so they get the ber, polyphenols, and other things, to help them do their job effectively. Maintaining a healthy gut microbiome is one of the most important things we can do to be healthy. For more information visit us at Its My Health. 1099 Mendon Road Cumberland, RI (401) 305-3585 Q: A: