Prebiotic Sodas

Prebiotic sodas aren’t likely to harm your health... but it’s also not likely that they’ll be beneficial - Marion Nestle

Prebiotic Sodas
Prebiotic Sodas

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Are Prebiotic Sodas Good for Gut Health?

The sodas come in fun flavors like Cherry Vanilla and Orange Cream, and carry an alluring claim: They’re good for your gut. That pitch has helped prebiotic soft drink brands like Poppi and Olipop stand out in the soda aisle. The drinks contain prebiotics, or dietary fibers that can’t be digested by humans, but can feed the beneficial microbes that live in our guts, said Hannah Holscher, an associate professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. (Probiotic products, by comparison, contain live microbes themselves.) But nutrition experts say you don’t need a special soda to reap those benefits: Many foods, like garlic, onions, peas, beans, lentils, grains and some fruits,…

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 Are Prebiotic Sodas Good for Gut Health?

Experts weigh in on just how likely Poppi drinks and others are to nourish your microbiome.

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