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What are prebiotic and probiotic foods?


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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 34-year-old man, and I would like information on prebiotic and probiotic foods. I have recently purchased a yogurt maker machine. Please advise on how it can contribute to improving my overall health. Additionally, could you explain the difference between curd and yogurt? What do prebiotic and probiotic mean, and how can I incorporate them into my diet for better health? Your guidance will help me make informed choices for my well-being.

Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern.

Regarding your questions about prebiotics and probiotics, below is the information:

Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the good bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are foods, typically high-fiber foods, that act as a source of nutrition for human microflora. Yes, the yogurt maker machine will help you build your health because yogurt is a prebiotic food that aids in building your intestinal flora, promoting better food digestion and absorption. The difference between curd and yogurt is that curd is prepared by curdling milk, while yogurt is prepared through acidic fermentation. I hope this has helped you. Kindly follow up if you have more doubts.

Thank you.

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Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia
Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner

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