Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that promote growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines. They can be found for example in legumes and oats.
As a vegan who does not eat sauerkraut, pickles, olives and probiotic-rich soy products on a regular basis, I was wondering whether the consumption of prebiotics can substitute the consumption of probiotics in my diet. I am asking about the substitution of the health benefits of probiotics consumption.
Are these comparable or are probiotics so special that I should focus on including them in my diet?