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The Top 10 Prebiotic Foods

Seaweed is healthy. Eucheuma Spinosum, which resists digestive enzymes and boosts gut microbial activity, is a promising prebiotic.


Jerusalem artichokes are high in inulin, a prebiotic that aids digestion. Testing found that inulin increased the growth of Bifidobacterium.


Flaxseeds are versatile, mild, nutty, and crisp. They provide prebiotic fiber and lignans. Flaxseed has other health benefits


If you don't like raw asparagus, lightly sautéed stalks still contain prebiotics. Asparagus is high in inulin, an indigestible fiber.


The resistant starches in oats can increase the bacteria that help keep you feeling your best. Oats are good for your heart.


Inulin, a fiber that promotes healthy bacteria, is abundant in dandelion greens. It promotes food movement through the gastrointestinal tract, aiding digestion. 


Green or unripe bananas contain bioactive compounds such as phenolics, phytosterols and resistant starch, prebiotics in the pulp and peel that benefit colon health.


Pectin is abundant in unpeeled apples. Pectin, a prebiotic, resists pepsin, trypsin, and rennet and is not broken down by saliva or gastric acid.


Garlic, like shallots, leeks, and onions, is an Allium. Fructans in garlic make it prebiotic. The Scientific World Journal describes fructans as gut-healthy prebiotics.


Many dishes contain onions. The good news is they contain prebiotics like inulin and fructooligosaccharides, which the body cannot digest.


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