Posts Tagged ‘prebiotics’

Four reasons why your heart loves fiber

You may only think about your fiber intake when you are concerned about bowel regularity. Here are four reasons why fiber is also important for heart health. 1. It helps promote healthy cholesterol levels, particularly the LDL (bad) cholesterol. 2. It helps support normal, healthy blood pressure. 3. It supports healthy blood glucose levels. This…

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Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about traveler’s constipation?

When it comes to travel-related health issues, we hear more about jet lag and even diarrhea than we do about constipation. But I suspect constipation is just as common. And because it can make you feel uncomfortable throughout your trip, constipation is something that you really should be prepared to manage. Why are you suddenly…

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Prebiotics versus probiotics: What’s the difference?

Our bodies are lined with billions of bacteria, from our mouths to our bottoms. While we often associate bacteria with causing disease, there are also beneficial types of bacteria, called microflora that play an important role in various aspects of health, from regulating digestion, improving nutrient absorption to supporting immune function and fighting off pathogenic…

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