Skin Superfood: Prebiotics
Simply said, prebiotics are food for the friendly probiotics living inside our body and out need to thrive. These proven nutrients are nutrition boosters issued from plants. Prebiotics have been proven to have a critical health benefits, from enhancing immune function, to lowering inflammation to supporting weight loss just to say a few.
SKIN NUTRITION BENEFITS
Prebiotics (typically high-fiber foods) act as food for the skin natural microflora to preserve skin health. They work with our cells by maintaining balance and diversity of the skin natural beneficial flora, especially by increasing the presence of “good bacteria” versus the bad ones.
From a nutritional perspective, Prebiotics are non digestible fibers and natural sugars that stimulate the good bacteria in the gut. They work with probiotics, which are healthful bacteria or yeasts, to maintain internal balance. Include more prebiotics in your diet by eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and whole-wheat foods. Best prebiotic snacks and foods to include in your daily diet: dandelion greens, garlic and onion, soybeans, leeks, asparagus, artichoke, chicory roots, barley, oats, banana, apples, cocoa beans, flaxseeds, wheat bran seaweed.
Note that it’s best to eat prebiotic foods raw, since cooking can decrease or break down healthy fiber content.