Prebiotics and Probiotics

A collection of recipes and articles on prebiotics and probiotics – for general gut health as well as for special conditions such as IBS, leaky gut, SIBO, IBD, and PCOS.

Resistant Starch Foods List PDF

Resistant Starch Foods List PDF (Free, Downloadable & Printable)

If you’re searching for a resistant starch foods list PDF, I’ve got you covered!   Feel free to download it for free, by clicking HERE. Keep reading to learn more about natural food sources of resistant starch, how you can potentially benefit from eating resistant starch-rich foods, and some easy ways to integrate these special prebiotic-rich foods …

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Yakult Benefits and Possible Side Effects

9+ Potential Yakult Benefits & Possible Side Effects

As a probiotic yogurt drink, Yakult inherently offers a slew of potential health benefits.  Some Yakult benefits include, but aren’t limited to: improved gut health, reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, enhanced immunity, reduced inflammation, and more.  However, on the other hand, Yakult may not necessarily be healthy for everyone, since one size never fits …

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Is Sauerkraut Low FODMAP (Spoiler Alert - It Depends) - By Jenna Volpe - Whole-istic Living

When is Sauerkraut Low FODMAP?

Whether you love sauerkraut as a condiment or probiotic functional food (or a bit of both), if you’re navigating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)  you may find yourself wondering – is sauerkraut low FODMAP?  Unfortunately I can’t give you a straight “yes or no” answer here – because it actually …

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Low FODMAP Yogurts - List and guide on how to find and choose low FODMAP yogurt brands and products

Best Low FODMAP Yogurts for IBS – Comprehensive Brand/Product List & Guide

“Best Low FODMAP Yogurts for IBS – Comprehensive Brand/Product List & Guide” was written by Salisha Sial, B.A. (New York University graduate student in public health and nutritional sciences) and reviewed, edited and updated by Jenna Volpe, RDN, LD, CLT. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and you’ve …

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Probiotic Pickles - How to Find and Make Fermented Pickles with Probiotics

Probiotic Pickles: Ultimate Guide on How to Find & Make Fermented Pickles with Probiotics

Probiotic pickles are lacto-fermented cucumbers which are unpasteurized, chemical-free, and made without any vinegar or chlorinated water.  They’re also delicious, and can make an amazing functional food for supporting a healthy gut!   But there’s more to the story.  Finding pickles with probiotics is easier than it sounds – cause there are a lot of imposters …

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Free Downloadable Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods List PDF

Probiotic Foods List PDF (Free, Downloadable, and Printable) – With Product Links & Recipes

o-If you’ve made it here, I’m guessing you’d like to download/print a copy of my free Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods List PDF! But before you do so, make sure to read this article so you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and understanding required to help you get the most value out of the PDF. Disclaimer:  …

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11 Evidence-Based Raw Sauerkraut Health Benefits - Jenna Volpe - Whole-istic Living

11 Evidence-Based Raw Sauerkraut Health Benefits (2024)

Sauerkraut, an ancient staple and modern-day “superfood” (aka “functional food”), is peaking the interest of IBS sufferers and health enthusiasts in recent years… for lots of reasons! (As it turns out, there’s a plethora of little-known raw sauerkraut health benefits, backed by research.) From gut health and immunity to heart health, bone health and detoxification, …

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The Top 4 Prebiotic Drinks On the Market, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

The Top 4 Prebiotic Drinks to Try in 2024, According to a Gut Health Dietitian

Most people are familiar with probiotic drinks (hello kombucha and kefir)… but what about functional prebiotic drinks?!  As a functional dietitian and gut health nutritionist, I’m constantly on the lookout for products that promote optimal gut health. In my pursuit, within the last few years I’ve discovered some fun and fabulous prebiotic drink options – …

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Should You & Can You Take Prebiotics and Probiotics Together

Should You & Can You Take Prebiotics and Probiotics Together? (FAQ)

Can you take prebiotics and probiotics together? Should you take them together? Does it matter if they are in food or supplement form?  The more we uncover about prebiotics and probiotics, naturally the more questions will come up – and as a functional gut health dietitian, holistic nutritionist, and former IBS sufferer,  I’d love to …

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