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Probiotic and Prebiotic Nutrition

Probiotics are live microorganisms (particular bacteria and yeast) that have health advantages when consumed in the appropriate proportions. Probiotics are accessible as nutritional supplements, but some can also be found in fermented foods. In this field of nutrition, research is ongoing to determine which probiotic strains are prevalent in various foods and which ones confer health advantages. Probiotics are "good" bacteria — or live cultures — similar to those found in your stomach naturally. These active cultures help to regulate gut flora by changing or repopulating intestinal bacteria. This functional component has the potential to improve immunity as well as overall health, particularly gut health.

A prebiotic is a deliberately fermented food that causes specific changes in the gastrointestinal microbiota, both in composition and activity, to enhance the host's well-being and health. Prebiotics include a variety of poorly digested carbohydrates, such as specific fibres and resistant starches, although the most well-known prebiotics are non-digestible oligosaccharides. Prebiotics may have a variety of health benefits in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the majority of prebiotics' health benefits are indirect, i.e., they are mediated by the intestinal bacteria, and so are less well-proven. Synbiotics are the mix of pre- and probiotics. Including health-promoting functional foods, such as those that include both prebiotics and probiotics, in your diet will help you become healthier.

  • Gastrointestinal Microflora
  • Intestinal Health
  • Supplements
  • Synbiotics

Committee Members
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Dipak P Ramji

Dipak P Ramji

Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Abd El Aziz Mousa Nour

Abd El Aziz Mousa Nour

Alexandria University, Egypt
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Angelo Michele Carella

Angelo Michele Carella

T. Masselli-Mascia Hospital, Italy
Nutrition 2024 Speakers
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Jeffrey Anshel

Jeffrey Anshel

Corporate Vision Consulting, United States
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Yasin Ozdemir

Yasin Ozdemir

Ataturk Horticultural Central Research Institute, Turkey
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Jan Olof Drangert

Jan Olof Drangert

Linkoping University, Sweden
Speaker at Nutrition Research Conference 2024 - Ruby Natale

Ruby Natale

University of Miami School of Medicine, United States

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