6 Everyday Foods High in Prebiotics

BY FOODACIOUSLY

High-fibre foods are key to better health. And some of them come with a special set of beneficial fibres, called prebiotics. Find out which ones, and why they're so good for you!

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What Are Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are fermentable fibres. What's that? Carbs you can't digest but that your friendly gut bacteria love: they take them and process them into healthful compounds.

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Why Prebiotics Are Good For You

These processed prebiotic fibres can do so much! They keep your gut happy and regulate metabolism and blood sugars. They even fight inflammation and lower cholesterol. Wow!

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Foods High In Prebiotics

You may not know it, but you can find prebiotics in many everyday foods. We've put together the best 6, plus recipe ideas to add them to your diet. Ready? Let's go!

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1

Oats

Loaded with prebiotic fibres called beta-glucans, these awesome whole grains are especially good for your blood sugars. They keep you full and help fight cravings too!

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2

Bananas

Bananas are cheap and delicious, great to satisfy your sweet tooth. And it's good to know they also come with lots of fibres that keep your gut happy!

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Recipe Idea #1

Let's bring bananas and oats together, and make some prebiotic flapjacks! Nutritious bars bursting with goodness — stash them in your bag and bring them with you.

3

Apples

Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fibre that works like a prebiotic. When you have an apple, try to keep the skin on to get even more precious fibres!

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4

Almonds

Almonds are one of the nuts with the most fibres, and proteins too. They're a satisfying, crunchy snack that keeps your gut healthy and your muscles strong!

Recipe Idea #2

After prebiotic bars, here's a prebiotic smoothie idea for you! Made with 5 simple ingredients, including green apples and almond butter. As healthy as it gets!

5

Lentils

Tiny but mighty, lentils are a real nutrition powerhouse. And they've got lots of prebiotics. Convenient and versatile, they make a great addition to your diet!

6

Onions

They might look humble, but onions are rich in beneficial prebiotic fibres. And they also rank number 1 among the best roots good for blood sugars. That's cool!

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Recipe Idea #3

We've got one last recipe idea for you! It's hearty Lebanese rice dish that brings together spiced lentils with sweet, caramelised onions. Simple, yet delicious. And so good for you!

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