Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of probiotics, digestion, and overall gut health.
After all, it's called the second brain for a reason and improves nearly every aspect of your health.
Some members of the community have mentioned to me that they would prefer to consume probiotics through whole foods and not pills.
With that said, here are my top five probiotics foods that will help you achieve optimal digestive health so that you can look great and feel great.
One of the most popular types of probiotics.
Yogurt is available in a variety of styles and flavors. However, you should make sure to choose ones that contain active or live cultures, as they provide the most benefits.
For example, if it's been fermented from milk, it should contain substances like lactic acid bacteria.
Yogurt has been shown to help you create stronger bones and relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Popular in Europe, this is made from fermented cabbages and serves as a popular accompaniment to sausages. Sauerkraut is fermented with lactic acid bacteria, which infuses it with probiotics. Besides, it contains a range of other nutrients, which can help you improve your health.
To get the most benefits from Sauerkraut, make sure to choose a variety that hasn't been pasteurized, as this process can kill the probiotics.
This is most popular in Asian cuisine and like sauerkraut, it's made primarily from cabbage. For this reason, it also contains lactic acid bacteria, which can be used to improve your digestive health.
Most famous as a seasoning in Japanese food, Miso is made from fermenting soybeans and adding Koji, which is a fungus.
Multiple health benefits have been linked to Miso. Studies have shown that it could reduce the chances that you will experience a stroke, and it's a great way to get protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals all at once.
No list would be complete without Kombucha. This tea has become very popular in health communities. When Kombucha is produced, it's infused with bacteria and yeast to give it it's probiotic effects and not to mention it's low in calories and there's dozens if not hundreds of different flavors and combinations to choose from.
Consuming probiotics will allow you to better absorbed the nutrients, keep you regular and even reduce bloating.
So, don't be afraid to incorporate any of the above into your health regiment and experience the advantages that probiotics have to offer.
Look great. Feel great!