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Probiotics, prebiotics, and your gut

Interested in learning more about probiotics and prebiotics?
Verdant is hosting a free class called “Feeding Your Gut Microbiome Pre & Probiotics” on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Verdant Community Wellness Center. Learn more or register by visiting our registration website.

From Sound Dietitians, a partner of the Verdant Health Commission. View the complete blog post and resources from Sound Dietitians at


Did you know? Your gut contains 3 to 5 pounds of bacteria! Your gut bacteria have many different roles, including playing a role in health and disease. Good bacteria can help prevent disease, while bad bacteria may increase risk of disease. So how do you build up these good bacteria in your gut? Gut bacteria change based on your diet and lifestyle and can change in as few as three days!

What are probiotics?
Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in your gut! Probiotics have many beneficial effects on the body, including aiding in digestion, regulating metabolism, fighting pathogens, and boosting your immune system. Probiotics can be consumed through food or supplements. Examples of foods that contain beneficial bacteria include:

  • Yogurt and kefir with live and active cultures
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kimchi
  • Tempeh
  • Raw vinegar


Continue reading the complete blog post from Leah, a Dietetic Intern with Sound Dietitians, for more about pre and probiotics (including a recipe for Overnight Oats) on the Sound Dietitians blog: