Hi everyone,

Carrying on from my amusingly long Facebook post earlier this week about pre-biotics and resistant starch for gut health, I thought I would share with you some more excerpts from my book The Clean Separation that highlights the need to selectively fuel the good bacteria in your gut to enhance the strength of your immune system and prevent any inflammatory cascade effects that can come from stress being placed on the body.

This stress can be come in many forms, be it:

  • Emotional,
  • Diet,
  • Sleep deprivation,
  • Toxins in the air,
  • Chemicals in products that end up being used on our skin,
  • Medications, and more.

I hope this information proves useful and it helps you know what to look out for when it comes to products or foods that are promoted as either containing probiotics, prebiotics, or resistant starch.

prebiotic diet and probiotic diet the clean separation kara landau travelling dietitian

Caption from The Clean Separation discussing the importance of the prebiotic diet and resistant starch diet.

Probiotics, prevent inflammation and depression - The clean separation by Kara Landau , The Travelling Dietitian

Prebiotics and preventing depression and inflammation - The clean separation by Kara Landau, The Travelling Dietitian

Caption from The Clean Separation discussing the importance of the prebiotic diet and resistant starch diet.

 

Prebiotic for gut health

 

Resistant starch to prevent inflammation and depression - The clean separation - Kara Landau - travelling dietitian

Hopefully now my obsession with products such as Skyr, Vitafiber, prebiotic rich health bars, and BARLEYmax containing foods are all starting to make a bit more sense! I’m happy to say that pistachios also have some of these prebiotic fibers too (Go Wonderful Pistachios 😉 ).

Here are a few of the absolute best products I have come across to date based on either their prebiotic or probiotic provision, as well as their lack of artificial sweeteners and ingredients. They are also products that came across as a bit more unique than many others which lack a bit of a personal “spunk” factor in my eyes.

Overall they are great products that I have enjoyed consuming, and hope make their way around the globe!

Until next time,

TD x

 

BupBar Natural Protein Bar

Bupbars are pretty much quest bars but without any sucralose! They have a softer mouth feel as a result of the whey and milk protein isolates, yet the same nutrition information panel.

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Superfood powder - literally.

Superfood powder – literally.

Fabulous new product that really is healthy - contains marine phytoplanktons, vitamins, minerals, protein, probiotics, and all plant based.

Fabulous new product that really is healthy – contains marine phytoplanktons, vitamins, minerals, protein, probiotics, and all plant based.

Great probiotic and prebiotic drink that allows you to only add the probiotics from the lid when you want to drink the beverage so that they don't die!

Great probiotic and prebiotic drink that allows you to only add the probiotics from the lid when you want to drink the beverage so that they don’t die!

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Raw Revolutions new Protein Bars – will be released in early 2015 – The fiber source is from a prebiotic fiber!

siggis icelandic yogurt healthy

Love Siggis! Super high in protein, has live active cultures, and tastes incredible!

Budi Bar - Rich in prebiotic dietary fibre

Super rich in prebiotic chicory root fiber – Budi Bar – taste sensation!

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nancys cultured cream cheese has live active cultures in it - very unique products

nancys cultured cream cheese has live active cultures in it – very unique products

Nancys cultured cottage cheeses have live cultures in them - wonderful product.

Nancys cultured cottage cheeses have live cultures in them – wonderful product.

 

coconut butter with kefir

Coconut kefir water

Coconut kefir water

 

coconut kefir water

 

Goodness Superfoods range of BARLEYmax containing cereals with resistant starch

Goodness Superfoods range of BARLEYmax containing cereals with resistant starch

About The Author

Kara Landau aka "Travelling Dietitian" is an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian based in NYC. She is a world explorer, healthy foodie, social butterfly, barre and HIIT class lover. When she isn't trying new cuisines, researching new product innovations in the health food space, or speaking to the media on behalf of her food industry clients, she can be found quietly conjuring up her next idea on how to make this world a healthier and better place.