Probiotics & Prebiotics’ – What’s The Hype?
October 12, 2021
We know you’ve all heard of probiotics and prebiotics, but ever wondered what the hype is all about?
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are a combination of good bacteria and yeast that naturally occur in the human body. While you may associate the word ‘bacteria’ with bad health, there is actually such thing as good bacteria, and they are what keeps your body healthy and running smoothly! Think of good bacteria as little soldiers living in your body that help you fight off the bad bacteria!
What are prebiotics?
Similar to probiotics, prebiotics encourage growth of good bacteria! These guys act as a fuel source to feed your body’s healthy microorganisms, mainly those in your gut. In short, they come from types of carbs your body can’t digest. They act as a food to help healthy bacteria to flourish and nourish your body.
But what do they actually do?
Probiotics and prebiotics have many amazing benefits for your body and your health. They can:
- Support immunity
- Helps create an environment for your gut digest food
- Help create a great environment for your gut.
And so much more!
How do I get more probiotics and prebiotics into my diet?
While probiotics and prebiotics do naturally occur within your body, there are some great ways to get some extra gut-goodness into your system, like with our Mayver’s Super Probiotic Peanut Butter. As stated by Paul Raff himself, “our Probiotic Super Peanut Butter contains both probiotics and prebiotics and is mixed with the taste of Mayver’s Peanut Butter, to help your body optimise its gut and immune health”. It is also one hundred per cent plant-powered and tastes good too!
Thinking of getting some plant-powered probiotic goodness into your diet but don’t know where to start? Lucky for you, we’ve sourced five ah-MAYVERS-ing recipes that you can make at home to start getting some good-gut-goodness into your life;
- Probiotic Quinoa Wrap by @thrive_bay
- Probiotic Peanut Butter Chocolate by @jodikitchen
- Chunky Vegan Probiotic Pancakes by @czar_anon
- Super Probiotic Peanut Butter Choc Granola by @czar_anon
- Super Probiotic Peanut Butter Crepes by @nourish_naturally