Do you want to get the most nutritional value out of the foods you eat? Probiotics are associated with healthy digestion and can be found in a lot of foods. Here’s a list of top probiotic foods.
- Sauerkraut – Sauerkraut is made from fermented cabbage and other vegetables. Sauerkraut has an abundance of organic acids, in addition to its probiotic qualities it supports growth of good bacteria and is filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Miso – Miso is a Japanese seasoning made from soybeans that’s packed with probiotics, protein, and nutrients. Miso also helps to promote intestinal health.
- Plain Yogurt – Yogurt ranks at the top of probiotic foods. Healthy bacteria that’s added to yogurts include lactobacillus bulgaricus, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus casei and bifidus.
- Cheese – Cheese, whether it come from sheep’s milk, goat’s milk, or cow’s milk is high in probiotics like thermophilus, bifidus, bulgaricus, and acidophilus. If you want to receive the best form of probiotics it’s recommended that you buy the cheese raw or unpasteurized.
- Kombucha – Kombucha is fermented with bacteria and yeast, it’s a probiotic beverage. Behind yogurt, this is quickly becoming one of the most popular sources of probiotics in America.
- Kimchi – Kimchi is exceptionally high in enzymes and assists digestion. Kimchi contains large amounts of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
- Buttermilk – Buttermilk is incredibly healthy and is low in fat and calories. It’s packed with vitamin B12, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, and protein. As a bonus, buttermilk tastes great, and can be used to replace many liquid-based items such as regular milk, water, and butter in recipes. This will add even more probiotics to your meals.
- Kefir – The shepherds of the North Caucasus region of Europe were only trying to transport milk the best way they knew how – in leather pouches strapped to the side of donkeys – when they made a significant discovery. A fermentation process would sometimes inadvertently occur en route, and when the pouches were opened up on arrival they would no longer contain milk but rather a pungent, effervescent, low-alcoholic substance instead. This unexpected development was a blessing in disguise. The new drink – which acquired the name kefir – turned out to be a health tonic, a naturally-preserved dairy product and a tasty addition to our culinary repertoire.
- Sourdough Bread – The next time you make a sandwich, pay attention to what’s holding your cold cuts and cheese. San Francisco’s famous sourdough bread packs a probiotic that may help digestion.
Keep in mind, you would need to eat a very large amount of these foods to completely balance your gut bacteria. Another simple option is to use a solid all-natural probiotic supplement with a large variety of strains and a solid prebiotic fiber.
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Originally posted 2019-09-12 09:45:04.