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Regular intake of prebiotics may promote beneficial gut bacteria and recovery of normal sleep patterns after a stressful episode, according to a new study.
Probiotics are known to benefit digestive health, but prebiotics are less well understood. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the fibers found in many plant sources like asparagus, oatmeal, and legumes.
Certain bacteria also feed on non-fibers such as the protein lactoferrin, which also acts like a prebiotic and is found in breast milk./.../