I didn't know that.A probiotic is a microorganism that is considered to be healthy for the organism that takes it. The micro-organisms are generally beneficial cultures of bacteria and/or yeasts. I always get something with a probiotic when I am prescribed antibiotics as they help my digestion not to go crazy while I take the antibiotic. (Those little Dannon pro-biotic drinks are just wonderful.) Pro-biotics seem to be especially useful for people with digestion problems. I hope this helps!
I eat a Pre-biotic multigrain bread from this company. I don't know the difference from pre biotic and pro biotic. My guess it that they are Market driven names. I usually have a loaf in the freezer and toast it. Beckmann & Markner Inc. Dimpflmeier Exporters
Some have made claims that it boosts the immune system, and helps promote antioxidants in our digestive systems. I dunno, I just like the taste of it.
Pre-biotics are nutrients for pro-biotics. Pre-biotics essentially feed the pro-biotic microbes. If you lack a healthy environment for the pro-biotics to thrive, taking a pro-biotic will not really be effective without a pre-biotic. Many people take a pre-biotic to feed their natural beneficial microbes rather than take additional ones via a pro-biotic. There are lots of signs that you do not have a healthy environment for your beneficial microbes or that you lack the pro-biotic microbes: Gas, exhaustion, sugar cravings, yeast infections to name a few.
What foods are good for pre-biotics?
I just knew what it was! Not where to find it! Sheesh.
I knew about whole grains, wheat bran and onions, but not much beyond that. I found other sources on Wikipedia. Reading over it with microbes in mind, it makes sense. I am sure others may have a more comprehensive list.