Therapist Gavrilenko named products with prebiotics for improving intestinal microflora

According to therapist Ekaterina Gavrilenko, to “feed” beneficial bacteria in the intestines, you should eat foods with prebiotics.

Therapist Gavrilenko stated:

“For healthy digestion, you need to properly feed the bacteria in your intestines.”
The doctor noted that the human gastrointestinal tract is inhabited by a huge number of microorganisms (approximately 2.5 thousand species). Their balance provides people with healthy digestive processes and good intestinal condition, which is closely related to the overall well-being of the body, its immunity, resistance to infections, as well as mental health.

“To maintain the intestinal flora in a normal state, beneficial microorganisms are important feed correctly! Prebiotics can help with this,” explained Ekaterina Gavrilenko.
Among the products with prebiotics for improving the intestinal microflora, the doctor named bananas, apples, whole grains, and legumes. The fiber contained in these products is a prebiotic. It reaches the small intestine practically unprocessed and becomes food for the beneficial bacteria inhabiting it, the activity of which makes health stronger.

In addition, Gavrilenko advised consuming fermented milk products to improve the intestinal microflora. They contain probiotics – lactic acid bacteria, which have a positive effect on the functioning of the intestines.

What else is important for maintaining healthy digestion:

  • Eat boiled or stewed foods instead of fatty and fried foods;
  • Drink enough clean water;
  • Do not be distracted by other things when eating;
  • Chew food slowly and thoroughly ;
  • Be physically active, move a lot.

The doctor’s advice was published by the Telegram channel of the 2nd Moscow Infectious Diseases Hospital.

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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Ekaterina Gavrilenko Ekaterina Gavrilenko Healthy lifestyle therapist, 2nd Moscow Infectious Diseases Hospital