While they sound very similar and are often confused, prebiotics and probiotics are not the same, although they both help to enhance the growth of healthy bacteria in the body and aid healthy digestion.
Probiotics are types of ‘living’ friendly bacteria similar to those that inhabit our digestive tract. They are naturally found in cultured or fermented foods such as yoghurt, buttermilk, aged cheese, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, miso, tempeh and kombucha a type of fermented
From my experience, I know that most of you who have heard about probiotics, it was likely associated with taking them when your doctor prescribed you a course of antibiotics. The reason we are advised to take probiotics whilst on antibiotics is because antibiotics destroy the gut flora (or inner garden). We don’t want that! If you suffer from Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) you will need specialised probiotics. If you're taking an antibiotic, don't simultaneously take the p
I’ve been asked by Naomi Buff from Naomi’s kitchen to review her superfood blends. I would start at the end and tell you that I’m giving it the thumbs up. Here’s the blurb…. You’ve likely heard conflicting information about nutrient supplementation, whether they come in pill or powder form. With thousands of multivitamins, minerals, and other unpronounceable supplements popping out of every corner, it’s no wonder people are confused. Which of these pills and potions are legit
The most common deficiency associated with menopause is of the hormone oestrogen, however studies have shown that women going through menopause are also often iron deficient, which can lead to a variety of health issues. Below are some things to consider if you are approaching menopause or going through it. Iron Requirements Prior to Menopause Iron deficiencies are common in pre-menopausal women who get their menstrual periods monthly. This is because iron is lost through the