Prebiotics are a type of fiber that stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria. To simplify, you are feeding the healthy gut bacteria by incorporating prebiotic foods. To start, try increasing your intake of dietary fiber is a simple way to increase your intake of prebiotics. Prebiotic-rich foods include asparagus, artichokes, onions, garlic, apples, cabbage, beans, bananas, flaxseeds and more. Eating foods rich in polyphenols also stimulate healthy bacteria growth in the microbiome. Ployphenols are plant compounds found in things like berries, matcha, olive oil and dark chocolate (opt for 85% cocoa content or higher - ensure chocolate is free of emulsifiers, make sure it hasn’t been processed with alkali, choose organic). My go to brand for high quality dark chocolate is Fine & Raw out of Brooklyn
. They are super tasty and the packaging is super cute.