Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in our body. Consuming probiotic food helps to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in our body. It is especially beneficial to the health of our digestive system
Prebiotics are substances come from types of carbohydrates (mostly fibre) that humans can’t digest. It helps in stimulating/feeds the growth of healthy bacteria in our gut. Probiotics and prebiotics works together to maintain our gut’s health and thus are included together in most probiotic products.
Dietary fibre is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be digested by our bodies’ enzymes. It adds bulk to your diet and makes you feel full faster, helping you control your weight. It helps digestion and helps prevent constipation.
Dietary fibre is found in edible plant foods such as cereals, fruits, vegetables, dried peas, nuts, lentils and grains.
Digestive enzymes play a key role in breaking down the food you eat. These proteins speed up chemical reactions that turn nutrients into substances that your digestive tract can absorb. Your saliva has digestive enzymes in it. Some of your organs, including your pancreas, gallbladder, and liver, also release them.