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Feeding the Bacteria in Your Gut

We've all heard of healthy bacteria called probiotics, commonly found in yogurts and dietary supplements. A new wave of products now include prebiotics, dietary ingredients intended either to help increase levels of good bacteria naturally found in the body, or to be used in combination with probiotics to improve their efficacy. Scientists say prebiotics do increase levels of good bacteria in the gut, and some research has linked their consumption to health benefits.
 
 

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