Inside the Book — Gut Health and Digestive
Insight will teach you about probiotics (friendly
bacteria) and prebiotics (fibers that feed those bacteria)
and how they can positively influence your health.
Positive effects include:
- enhanced immunity
- reduction of pathogenic bacteria
- increased mineral absorption
- prevention of allergy
- freedom from constipation, lactose intolerance, antibiotic-associated
diarrhea, and irritable bowel
Learn what probiotics and prebiotics are, why they are
necessary for gut health and immunity, which foods contain
them, and how to integrate them into meals and snacks.
You will find resources for shopping using natural foods
and specialty probiotic foods. Our guide to prebiotic
food sources, familiar and exotic, serves as a resource
for using these plant foods. Web links help you to quickly
find more information on these foods.