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10 prebiotic-rich foods for your kids to boost their gut health

Published on Feb 14, 2024 03:53 PM IST
  • An ideal gut health supports overall wellness in kids. Here are tasty Indian foods that can also promote digestive health in children.
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"From the creamy swirls of yogurt and refreshing sips of chaas to the comforting bites of idlis and dosas – our kitchen is a playground for happy, healthy bellies. Prebiotic-rich wonders like bananas, garlic, and whole grains lay the foundation, supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Meanwhile, probiotic powerhouses like homemade pickles, curd rice, and the ever-favourite buttermilk contribute live cultures for a flourishing gut microbiome," says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor in her latest Instagram post, as she shares a list of prebiotic-rich foods for children. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 14, 2024 03:53 PM IST

"From the creamy swirls of yogurt and refreshing sips of chaas to the comforting bites of idlis and dosas – our kitchen is a playground for happy, healthy bellies. Prebiotic-rich wonders like bananas, garlic, and whole grains lay the foundation, supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Meanwhile, probiotic powerhouses like homemade pickles, curd rice, and the ever-favourite buttermilk contribute live cultures for a flourishing gut microbiome," says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor in her latest Instagram post, as she shares a list of prebiotic-rich foods for children. (Freepik)

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Yoghurt: A staple in Indian cuisine, yoghurt contains live cultures such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are beneficial for gut health (Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Yoghurt: A staple in Indian cuisine, yoghurt contains live cultures such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, which are beneficial for gut health (Pexels)

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Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a traditional Indian drink that is often consumed during meals. It can be a good source of probiotics (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a traditional Indian drink that is often consumed during meals. It can be a good source of probiotics (Unsplash)

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Idli/Dosa: These fermented South Indian dishes are made from a batter of rice and urad dal, undergoing fermentation, making them probiotic-rich. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Idli/Dosa: These fermented South Indian dishes are made from a batter of rice and urad dal, undergoing fermentation, making them probiotic-rich. (Pinterest)

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Kefir: Although not traditionally Indian, kefir is a fermented dairy product that can be introduced to provide a diverse range of probiotics. (Instagram/@alivewithnatureza) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kefir: Although not traditionally Indian, kefir is a fermented dairy product that can be introduced to provide a diverse range of probiotics. (Instagram/@alivewithnatureza)

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Fermented pickles: Certain types of pickles, like homemade pickles made through traditional fermentation methods, can contain probiotics.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fermented pickles: Certain types of pickles, like homemade pickles made through traditional fermentation methods, can contain probiotics. 

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Garlic: A flavourful addition to many Indian dishes, garlic contains prebiotic compounds that can contribute to gut health.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Garlic: A flavourful addition to many Indian dishes, garlic contains prebiotic compounds that can contribute to gut health. 

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Banana: High in fibre, bananas are a good source of prebiotics that can support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Banana: High in fibre, bananas are a good source of prebiotics that can support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. (Freepik)

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Onions: They are commonly used in Indian cooking, are rich in prebiotic fibres that support the growth of beneficial bacteria. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Onions: They are commonly used in Indian cooking, are rich in prebiotic fibres that support the growth of beneficial bacteria. (Freepik)

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Whole grains: Foods like brown rice, whole wheat, and oats contain complex carbohydrates that serve as prebiotics (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Whole grains: Foods like brown rice, whole wheat, and oats contain complex carbohydrates that serve as prebiotics (Shutterstock)

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Legumes (Dals): Lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes are excellent sources of prebiotic fibres and provide a good dose of protein (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Legumes (Dals): Lentils, chickpeas, and other legumes are excellent sources of prebiotic fibres and provide a good dose of protein (Pixabay)

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