Onions may make you cry on the outside, but on the inside (of your intestines) it’s a different story. The allium family includes garlic, onion, leeks, chives, and scallions, and all are rich in prebiotics -- or carbohydrates that serve as food for probiotics, Foti says. Dicing these additives and tossing them into a salad, rice, or pasta dish is an easy and tasty way to consume prebiotics and keep your digestive tract happy.
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