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List of PRE-biotics and what they do

Aileen

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Could we make a simple list of the different prebiotics and which bugs they feed. I'm confused and find that 71 page resistant starch thread daunting.

1. LARCH ARABINOGALACTAN
- there are 2 slightly different versions available at Swansons (here) Which is better? Would it best to get the powder or capsules if trying the "FiberAid" version?

- which bacteria/probiotics does this feed?
- do you need to have other nutrients to make it work ? (eg. if you are low in vit x, it won't work)

2. UNMODIFIED POTATO STARCH
- Bob's Red Mill Unmodified is a good brand
- what does it feed? (no need for lots of details, resistant starch thread has those)
- are other nutrients needed for it to work?

3. FRUCTOLIGOSACCHARIDES (FOS)
- which brands are good?
- what do they feed?
- other nutrients required?
- I think I read something about certain patients should not take this. Who and why?

4. GREEN BANANAS/PLANTAIN
- same questions as above

If I there are some I haven't listed please add.