Probiotic and Prebiotic has a symbiotic relationship in the gut. Probiotic are the good or beneficial bacterias that resides in our gut. For the probiotic to thrive and flourish ,they need prebiotic to provide them with food. Prebiotics are found in the fruits and vegetables that we eat. They are fibers that are indigestible to humans, but provide food to the beneficial bacterias.
The beneficial bacterias or probiotic are resident of the human intestinal flora. Poor nutrition, frequent dietiting, alcohol, drugs, especially antibiotic (kills the good and bad bacteria) anti acid, caffeine, soda, stress and chlorinated water can cause havoc in ones intestinal flora. These condition significantly reduces the number of beneficial bacteria that are present in your gut. These beneficial bacteria patrols your intestinal flora and destroys the bad bacteria that results from a bad diet. If they become outnumbered by the bad bacteria problem can result in diarrhea, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis,diverticulitis,crohns disease,Gerd (gastro eosophageal reflux disease) etc. Visit to your physician can result in more drugs to alleviate the pain and discomfort . If the problem persist hospitalization is no longer an option but a life saving strategy
Maintaining a good intestinal flora depends on more than 400 type of friendly bacteria that lives in our digestive tract.
When the number of these good bacteria is reduced, we need to supplement it with food items containing probiotics and improve our overall nutrition. Probiotic thrives best in a moist medium and is usually incorporated in milk and dairy products such as yoghurt and kefir. It is also available in capsules and other dairy preparation.