Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
You may have heard that fibre is good for us and that we generally need more of it, but do you really know what it is? Fibre is a carbohydrate but with an interesting twist. Unlike other carbohydrates such as sugars or starches, fibre does not get digested and absorbed in the traditional sense. Fibres […]
How to sneak extra fibre into your picnic, camping trip, or BBQ High-fibre foods help regulate your blood sugar and keep you fuller longer. This gives you longer-lasting energy and can help curb the desire to graze on less healthy snack foods all day. Also, fibre helps with digestion and keeps everyone “regular”, which is […]
Healthy back to school lunch ideas Bored of sandwiches? Both kids and adults will love the diversity and benefit of a bento box themed lunch. 3 Reasons a bento box lunch is a good idea: Fun! Opening up a bento box full of different colors, textures, shapes and sizes are visually pleasing. Fresh! When you […]
With so many foods in the produce aisle to choose from, you might be wondering which are best. If you are a nutrition geek or foodie who enjoys comparing the differences between popular produce, here is the rundown: