The human body evolved on a prebiotic-rich diet. Archaeological records show our genetic development and digestive system evolved around a 60%-prebiotic-fibre-antioxidant-nutrient-rich diet of fruits, vegetables, subsurface tubers, rhizomes, corms, perennial bulbs, stems, nuts, seeds and occasionally (when we were good enough to actually catch something) fresh raw meat (not that I recommend eating meat of course!).
Prebiotics are the best food for your gut
Prebiotics are food for your Probiotics helping you to produce your own good bacteria. Prebiotics are indigestible, high-fibre, carbohydrate foods that are eaten by good bacteria in the colon and by mucosa cells in the colon wall. You can increase or decrease the amount of probiotics in your body by the food you eat. Prebiotic-rich foods include grapefruit, yoghurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, raw oats, asparagus, leeks, onions, chicory roots, artichokes, kefir, bananas, soybeans, seaweed and garlic.
Eat prebiotic-rich foods daily
Prebiotics greatly help the body to absorb calcium, magnesium, iron, folate and vitamins B3, B6 and K. They boost gut and colonic health and keep our bowels strong and protected from attack. Prebiotics feed and support your good bacteria but cannot be utilized by your bad bacteria, so they help to keep the bowel alkaline, balanced and healthy. Prebiotics maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
The benefits of prebiotic-rich foods
Research shows us that the growth of good healthy bacteria which helps prevent constipation. A reduced risk of colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal illness and improved immunity. A lower risk of infections, an increased satiety or feeling of fullness and genuine long-term weight loss (if overweight). Prebiotic-rich foods potentially extend your lifespan by 30% or more and increase iron and calcium absorption, creating higher bone mineral density. They deliver strong bone health with a lower risk of osteoporosis, a faster recovery from illness, a 50% drop in IBS (bloating, cramping, sore tummy) symptoms, and a genuinely improved antioxidant status.
How do I best support healthy prebiotic foods?
- Eat some raw, soaked, sprouted and fermented foods every day
- Fast one day per week on freshly made green vegetable juices
- Eat seasonal locally-grown, fresh mix of raw leafy green vegetables
- Drink more pure water – always drink when thirsty – do not drown yourself
The best news of all? Prebiotic foods cannot be utilized by bad bacteria.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.