Pre-biotic foods are foods that are good for the intestines. Pre-biotic foods contain oligofructose and inulin which are dietary fibres which cannot be digested in the small intestines but stimulate the growth and activity of strains of bacteria in the large intestines. Oligofructose and inulin are usually added to bread spreads, ready made desserts and sour milk products. It is debatable if pre-biotic foods can really boost the immune system in the intestines.
Oligofructose and inulin are found in a lot of whole meal products, Soya beans, artichokes, chicory, onions and garlic.
Pre-biotic ingredients can be filling but they can also cause flatulence.
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