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By now everyone has heard of probiotics – the “friendly” bacteria living in your gut. These probiotics help maintain the integrity of your gastrointestinal tract.  As you know (and may have experienced), when your gut health is compromised, you can experience a variety of health ailments such as eczema, depression, anxiety, brain fog, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food intolerances/allergies….the list goes on and on. However, did you know that prebiotics are the precursor to good gut health?  In order to feed those “good” bacteria we need to have an adequate amount of prebiotics and the right quantity varies from person to person.

What are prebiotics?

Prebiotics are non-digestive fiber that stimulate and enhance the growth of our bacteria (probiotics). Not only do they provide nutrients to probiotics, but when fermented they create short chain fatty acids (SCFAs). These SCFAs, mostly from inulin and fructo-oligosaccharide (FOS), can help improve laxation, strengthen the gut barrie...

Microgreens are amazing tender versions of their adult self. They make vibrantly hued garnishes to salads, sandwiches and soups. Whether they're spinach, pea, beet or purple mustard, they take only about 14 days to grow and are nutritionally superior to their mature versions. These greens are about three inches in length and come in a rainbow of colors. They are essentially the shoots of vegetables like arugula, swiss chard, and beetroot. (Basil and arugula happen to be my favorite combo) Microgreens should not be confused with sprouts. Sprouts are germinated in water (usually 48 hours) just long enough to grow roots and stems with underdeveloped leaves. Microgreens on the other hand, require sunlight and soil for at least 7 days before they can be harvested.

As I mentioned earlier, microgreens are nutritionally dense and contain higher concentrations of phytonutrients than the mature greens. In these tiny leaves you can find high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carot...

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Prebiotics | Precursors to Good Gut Health

August 22, 2018

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Founder of Silver Spoons Nutrition, Margot holds a master's of science in nutrition and is a Licensed Registered Dietitian.

Currently, Margot is in training with IFNA for board certification for Integrative and Functional Nutrition. With over 10 years experience, Margot gets to the "root cause" of systems imbalance.  She uses science based evidence along with the art of healthy living.

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Margot Witteveen, MS, RDN, LD


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Integrative and Functional Nutrition + Content Creator

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