Because we now know the health of your gut is linked to hormone balance and your overall health in general, adding in more gut-healing habits is essential.
Enter in prebiotic fiber, a type of fiber that feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut. This bacteria uses the fiber to reproduce, and enhances your microbiome’s ability to make more nutrients, optimize digestion and relieve constipation, metabolize fats, regulate blood sugar, manage inflammation and decrease risk factors like obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
The problem is 1) we’re not eating enough of these food sources as it is and 2) in order to make a big impact we would need to consume a large amount of these foods, which can lead to difficulties in digestion, especially if you’re suffering from a gut-bacteria imbalance such as SIBO, IBS or IBD.
I personally love Bulletproof’s Innerfuel Prebiotic, which comes in a flavorless powder form that’s easy to add into coffee, smoothies or these cookie dough balls. One serving has 17g of prebiotic fiber (DRI is 25g), making it so much easier to hit the recommended dosage of prebiotic fiber.
Ever since adding it to my daily routine I’ve noticed I feel fuller longer (I can have it in a smoothie with protein + healthy fats and feel energized + satiated for 5+ hours) and eliminate more frequently (which let’s be honest just makes life better overall).