You Might Be Wasting Your Money on Probiotics If You're Not Eating Prebiotics

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've likely heard the buzz swarming the topic of probiotics in recent years. But one such topic that's just as important (or perhaps even more so), is prebiotics—the stealthy form of fiber that fuels the healthy-inducing fire courtesy of probiotics.

"Prebiotics are the nondigestible carbohydrates, or fibers, that serve as the 'food' for our gut-healthy bacteria—probiotics," explains Lauren O'Connor, registered dietitian at Nutri Savvy Health. "These healthy fibers include inulin, fructooligosaccharides, galactooligosaccharides, beta glucans, pectins, and resistant starches." So how do we get them? Well, we eat them of course! Keep clicking for 12 of the best prebiotic foods, according to nutritionists.