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What Are Prebiotics?

The difference between probiotics and prebiotics.
Prebiotics are found in the soluble fiber of plants. They provide food for the
good probiotic bacteria in the gut. 

Prebiotics help the good probiotic bacteria thrive and colonize the gut. In other words, they take up real estate and make babies! 

Humans do not absorb or digest prebiotic soluble fiber. However, the good bacteria residing in the human gut absolutely LOVE to eat prebiotic soluble fiber; it helps them live their best life, which means you do too! 

It is vital to keep the good gut bacteria well-fed and nourished so that they can:

  • Fight off the harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Enhance digestion and GI function
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Regulate mood

Let’s explore FOUR great sources of prebiotic fiber! 

Almonds

Almonds and almond skins are rich in fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. They are a delicious handy snack that you can eat anywhere! Add them to salads, oats, or just from a jar! 

 

Dark Cocoa PowderCocoa

Yes. We are serious! Yay!

Cocoa has valuable prebiotic properties. Additionally, cocoa contains flavanols which help to reduce inflammation.

There is a catch… but it’s one you can live with, we promise!

When selecting what kind of cocoa to buy, make sure you’re choosing dark organic cocoa, at least 70%. The darker the cocoa, the more benefits! Dark cocoa can be mixed with smoothies, overnight oats, hot drinks, and more! 


Whole Oats

Whole oats are rich in beta-glucan. “Beta whaaaat?” you might ask! 

Beta-glucan is a fiber found in oats and barley. They are super beneficial for your overall health!


They are known to: 

  • Lower LDL (bad) cholesterol 
  • Help Control Blood Sugars
  • Promote Good Gut Bacteria
  • Keep You Feeling Fuller Longer 

Whole oats can be cooked for a warm cozy breakfast, or try overnight oats and mix in some almonds and cocoa for a prebiotic fiber super meal!


just better.® prebiotic fiberjust better.® Prebiotic Fiber

And, of course, just better.® is an excellent source of prebiotic fiber that works overtime helping the good bacteria in your gut thrive! 

Here are a few more benefits of just better.® fiber:

  • Increases absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.
  • Balances blood sugar to prevent spikes and crashes and decreases sugar cravings.
  • It helps you eat less and lose weight.

At just better.®, we believe you should get as much fiber as possible from whole, unprocessed foods, but when that’s not possible, and for most, it’s not, we hope you’ll try our all-natural, single-ingredient, Non-GMO prebiotic fiber! 

just better.® is a clinically proven prebiotic soluble fiber developed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on a mission to help busy people get healthy and stay healthy

Our fiber promotes weight loss, prevents blood sugar spikes and crashes, reduces cholesterol and triglycerides, and provides food for the good probiotic bacteria in the gut. 

And remember, just better.® is flavorless, dissolves completely, and does not cause unpleasant GI side effects such as gas and bloating. (Whew!) 

Add just better.® to your favorite hot or cold food or beverages, sprinkle on your food, or add it to your favorite recipes. You can bake with it too! We have packaging solutions that make it easy to incorporate just better.® fiber into your daily routine! 

Are you ready to give just better.® fiber a try? Check out our options here!