Here are some of the foods that are full of prebiotics, and we didn’t even expect them to be so useful, especially now, during the cold season.
Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed the microflora of the stomach. This process stimulates the growth of healthy gut bacteria and also releases compounds that have a number of beneficial effects on the body.
Many plant foods contain prebiotics, including:
It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and it also lowers lipids and promotes gut health. Recent studies show that compounds in garlic also have anti-cancer properties, reduce the risk of heart disease, and may lower blood glucose levels.
Onions are another staple food that can be easily incorporated into your daily diet. Onions are a close relative of garlic, so it should come as no surprise that they are also rich in prebiotics. Compounds like quercetin are known for their antioxidant and anti-cancer effects.
Leeks are also a “close” relative of onions and garlic, and have a similar beneficial effect on the human body, they contain inulin. It is also rich in nutrients, minerals and vitamins (with fewer calories). In particular, leeks make up almost 40% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K. It regulates blood clotting, serves as the basis for the prevention of osteoporosis and provides a number of other complex functions of the human body.
Try grilling this unique vegetable and you will be amazed at how delicious it tastes. Asparagus is rich in prebiotics, but it also prevents fatigue that can occur with healthy diets.
Asparagus is a very tasty and extremely healthy vegetable, it is also a medicinal plant. It contains a significant amount of vitamins C and A, it has such effects as a diuretic, purifies the blood and is a stimulant of the reproductive hormone. In some cultures, asparagus is considered an aphrodisiac.
It also serves as an ingredient in pureed soups, and in recent years, raw asparagus has become a common ingredient in green salads.