Your digestive system is a highly diverse ecosystem that, if functioning properly, helps to keep your whole body healthy. The problem is that there are many things in the modern diet and medicine, like antibiotics, that can have a negative impact on the biodiversity of your gut! It’s important to bring a balance to your digestive tract for optimal health. You should make sure you are eating the right foods. Try these five probiotic-rich foods to give your system some of those beneficial bacteria!
Kind of like a drinkable yogurt, kefir is a fermented dairy product that contains oligosaccharides, which are complex carbs that feed the beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract.
Like kefir, Greek yogurt is another potent dairy-based probiotic. Plus, it has 15 to 20 grams of protein per 6-ounce serving – perfect to add to your Organic Protein smoothies for even more protein and to yield a creamier consistency!
Sauerkraut is a fermented cabbage food popular in many European countries. The fermentation process of this vegetable allows the food to be infused with beneficial bacteria.
Very popular in Korean culture, this spicy fermented cabbage dish is packed with beneficial bacteria similar to sauerkraut, thanks to its fermentation process.
Kombucha is a fermented tea that is actually naturally fizzy, making it a healthy replacement for other carbonated drinks like sugary soda. This popular drink is packed with beneficial bacteria. The fermentation process also creates beneficial vitamins!