There has been a lot of talk lately about probiotics and their benefits for gut health. Their shining counterpart, prebiotics have gotten less attention, however. Without prebiotics, probiotics would not be able to survive, so it’s important to consume them along with your probiotics as part of a healthy lifestyle. You can learn more about the difference between pre- and probiotics here.
Once source of prebiotics are dandelion greens. Yup, that dreaded little weed in your yard is packed full of nutrition and great for your gut health.
In order to get more dandelion into my life, I decided to try a new product I was told about called Dandy Blend, an instant herbal beverage meant to replace coffee. To be honest, my expectations were low, but to my surprise I really liked the flavor of this beverage! In addition to dandelion, this beverage also has chicory root, barley and rye; all of which are other prebiotic source foods. I encourage you to try Dandy Blend if you need a little prebiotic support or are just looking for a tasty substitute for coffee. YES, it actually tastes like coffee! Find it at Down to Earth, Vitacost.com or Amazon.com.