Food as Medicine: Prebiotic Foods
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Certain plant-based food-derived substances that help feed the good bacteria in your child’s gut are called prebiotics. Prebiotics are food for the healthy or “good” gut bacteria that live within the GI (gastrointestinal) tract. Although all prebiotics are fiber, not all fibers are prebiotics.
Here are some foods that naturally contain prebiotics, and some ways to try them with your family.