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Why are Prebiotic Fibers Great for Gut Health?

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Like many of us, you probably think about your digestive system only when it says “pay attention to me!”  A maybe not so gentle reminder that you need to eat or take care of waste building up. However, our gut health is so much more than just our gut.

The Importance of the Mind-Body Connection

It is all connected

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Our minds and bodies “talk and connect” with each other. It’s called the mind-body connection. What we think about, especially those “get-out-of-my-head!” negative thoughts can cause us to have headaches, stomach problems, and even feel physical pain.Harvard Health reports that the gastrointestinal tract is sensitive to emotion and that the brain has a direct effect on the stomach and intestines.

Having gooddigestive health helps us maintain our general health and well-being. 

When we have a healthy digestive system, ourgut health is being protected by good bacteria, and our immune cells are poised to fight off infectious agents like viruses, fungi and bad bacteria. 

If you haven’t been paying much attention to your gut health, now is the best time my friends! 

So How Do We Take Care of Our Gut Health?

Good question. 

Good bacteria,called probiotics,naturally exist in our digestive system. The lining of your gut is covered in microscopic creatures, mostly bacteria (don’t worry, it’s natural and the same with every surface of our body). These organisms build an ecosystem, called the microbiome that has a huge impact on our health and even affects both our moods and behavior. 

One way to strengthen our gut health aka probiotics is to nourish it with prebiotics.

On the outside, the only difference is just one letter, but prebiotics and probiotics are actually very different from each other.

Wait, I’m confused. There are too many biotics! Read on friends, as we break down prebiotics and probiotics in more detail.

Probiotics: The Gut Superhero

Wonder Woman superhero

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Probiotics are responsible for maintaining the healthy balance of our body.

Think of it this way. Whenever we get sick, bad bacteria enters our body.Signs that you could have an unhealthy gut include an upset stomach, unintentional weight changes, skin irritation, sleep fatigue,as well as other symptoms. When you feel these signs, chances are the bad bacteria has dominated the area. 

The good bacteria, which is the probiotics, fights off the bad bacteria, restoring the balance in our body, making us feel better and recover. It’s like a superhero of the digestive system who saves the day.  

And it's not just fighting off the bad bacteria that probiotics are wonderful at. Probiotics help in our body’s digestion, prevent and treat diarrhea, help in keeping our hearts healthy, improve and boost our digestive system, among others.

Say Hello to Prebiotics

And how do we make sure that our probiotic friends are happy? We feed them with prebiotics. 

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Prebiotics are a source of food for the good bacteria in the gut. 

Prebiotics food sources include oats, flax seeds, cocoa, garlic, onions, dandelion greens, asparagus, and chicory root (found in Bonny!)

While it’s best to get fiber from your diet, sometimes that isn’t possible. That’s where prebiotic fiber supplements come in, like your friend Bonny.

Bonny Equals a Happy Gut

Bonny is a prebiotic fiber supplement that takes care of the good bacteria for our digestive health. Because it's prebiotic, it is an excellent food source for probiotics. Ourcustom fiber blend contains psyllium husk powder and inulin for a crafted combo of soluble and insoluble fiber. 

Inulin or Chicory root is a plant in the Dandelion family Asteraceae. It is a natural prebiotic soluble fiber that promotes digestive cleansing and is a natural sweetener.. 

Reaching your daily fiber goals can improve regularity, help lower cholesterol levels, assist with weight management, help control blood sugar levels, and help you feel even more amazing! (We already know you are amazing and fiber adds even more fabulousness.)

Bonny is an all-natural, plant-based fiber powder with AMAZING flavors like Mixed Ripe Berries, Super Strawberry, and Apple Pie.

Don’t forget to check in with your doctor regarding any changes to your diet and lifestyle.

As always, we wish you pleasant poops.