10 Prebiotic Foods for Your Probiotic Efforts

Chocolate


The fruit speeds up the fermentation process, leading to an even greater reduction in inflammation and weight. To reap the most benefits, pick a chocolate with the highest cocoa solids.

Underripe Banana


They're an excellent source of prebiotics: nondigestible carbohydrates that act as food for good gut bacteria. So excellent, in fact, that they have not one, but two sources!

Pulses


Think of every bean or lentil like a little weight-loss pill. That's because pulses, like lentils, split peas, beans, and chickpeas are a source of "resistant starch."

Onions


Onions are one of the best sources of the gut-healthy, soluble fiber called oligofructose, a natural source of inulin which the gut uses to spring clean

Spinach


Good gut health isn't the only thing spinach can do for you; it's also bursting with bone-building vitamin K, immunity-boosting vitamin C

Oats


Oats are a great source of an indigestible form of soluble fiber called beta-glucans. These fibers not only feed your gut bugs but have also been connected with improved insulin

Jerusalem Artichokes


These tubers have a nutty, slightly sweet taste and act as a great substitute for french fries. This type of artichoke is about 76 percent inulin

Wild Blueberries


Fruit, in general, is a great source of slow-digesting fiber. However, just like how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares: all prebiotics are fiber

Garlic


You may know that garlic is teeming with cancer-fighting antioxidants (well, only if you prepare them properly!), but did you know these smelly bulbs

Leeks


Yet another member of the Allium family, along with garlic and onions, leeks will help you flavor your dishes with their mildly sweet flavor.

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