Immunity and inflammation: valuable role for prebiotic fibersSeptember 15, 2021
A well-functioning immune system is essential to protect our body against attacks from harmful pathogens, such as viruses or bacteria. Although there are many immune supplements on the market, nutrition experts recommend that a healthy balanced diet, including fibers and prebiotics, and physical exercise is the best manner to support our immune system.
As well as the role of our immune system in preventing infections, many people are not aware that an over-activation of immunity is also responsible for inflammation which plays a role in many chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes and can worsen outcomes of respiratory infections.
Increasing evidence emerges that dietary fibers used by our intestinal microbiota which support our digestion, also have an important role in regulating our immune system. Fibers and prebiotics are an important component of our daily diets for their positive influence on our gut microbiota and thereby on our immune system.