5 Top Prebiotic Foods For Children’s Health

Prebiotic foods are high in special types of fibre that feed the friendly bacteria living in the gut and support digestive health.

They promote the increase of friendly bacteria in the gut, help with various digestive problems and even work to boost the immune system.

Prebiotic foods have also been shown to improve metabolic health and even help prevent certain diseases.

However, some of the fiber content of these foods may be altered during cooking, so try to consume them raw rather than cooked.

Do yourself and your gut bacteria a favor by eating plenty of these prebiotic foods.

 

My Top prebiotic foods kids will love

Bananas

Kids love banana’s and they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Ripe bananas are good but slightly green ones are even better. They are high in resistant starch,

 

Apples

Kids love apples, they are a delicious fruit. Pectin accounts for approximately 50% of an apple’s total fiber content.

The pectin in apples has prebiotic benefits. It increases butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that feeds the beneficial gut bacteria and decreases the population of harmful bacteria.

 

Oats

Oats are a healthy grain with plenty of prebiotic benefits. They contain large amounts of beta-glucan fiber, as well as some resistant starch.

Beta-glucan from oats has been linked to healthy gut bacteria, lower LDL cholesterol, better blood sugar control and reduced cancer risk. Furthermore, it has been shown to slow digestion, keep kids full and help to control their appetite for sugary treats and snacks.

 

Leeks

Leeks come from the same family as onions and garlic, and offer similar health benefits.

Leeks are high in inulin fiber, which helps to promote healthy gut bacteria and breakdown fat. Leeks are also high in vitamin K which provides benefits for heart health and strong bones.

 

Cocoa

Cocoa is a tasty prebiotic food. It contains flavanols that increase healthy gut bacteria, lower cholesterol and improve heart health.

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