Prebiotics Definition and Uses Definition

A prebiotic is generally accepted as a nondigestible food ingredient that selectively stimulates the growth and/or activity of native bacteria in the colon to beneficially affect the host. This generally, but not always, implies:

• ability to by-pass the upper GI tract (not digested);

• ability to be selectively fermented by 'beneficial,' nonpathogenic colonic bacteria;

• ability to modify the established microflora; and

• ability to confer an advantageous physiologic activity to the host.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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