What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Author: FITivate | Published date: July 19, 2021 | Category: Nutrition
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Friendly bacteria that live in our digestive tract and in general helps us build up our immune system and maintain a healthy digestive system

2 Groups of Probiotics


Commonly found in yoghurt. Can ease the effects of diarrhea.


Found in the large intestine, helps to combat harmful bacteria, prevent constipation and boost immune system.

Foods rich in Probiotics

  • Yoghurt
  • Kefir
  • Tempeh
  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha
  • Pickles
  • Natto
  • Gouda, Mozzarella, Cheddar & Cottage cheese


“non-living” food ingredients that travel all the way to the large intestines to ast as food sources to help probiotics thrive.

Foods rich in Prebiotics

  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Leek
  • Asparagus
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Flaxseeds
  • Cocoa
  • Apples
  • Wheat Bran
  • Seaweed

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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