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10 Foods with Probiotics

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Eat these foods for improved immune and digestive health!

The bacteria in probiotic foods are all good– they help your intestines to digest your food more efficiently, and they go a long way towards keeping your immune system working hard.

Here are the top 10 foods with probiotics for you to eat:

  1. Yogurt — You’ll find that yogurt is at the top of just about every probiotic foods list simply because it’s the best for your health! Not only is it loaded with beneficial bacteria, but it’s also rich in healthy fats and calcium. The lactobacillus bacteria in yoghurt makes it wonderful for your digestive system.
  2. Sauerkraut — This German treat is more than just delicious on your brats, but it’s also AMAZING for your health. The live cultures in sauerkraut will aid in a healthy immune system, and the myriad vitamins it contains help to keep your body strong.
  3. Miso Soup –– The Japanese have done food right, particularly miso soup. Made from fermented rice, rye, or barley, this soup is packed with probiotics. It will keep the beneficial bacteria in your intestines flourishing, which will in turn help to keep germs and infections under control.
  4. Kefir –– This is a drink similar to yogurt, though it’s made with a slightly different fermentation process. It contains the same lactobacillus bacteria found in yogurt, as well as bifidus bacteria. Loaded with antioxidants, it’s a wonderful drink to keep you healthy.
  5. Microalgae — Algae may not be fermented, but it’s still rich in the antioxidants your beneficial bacteria need to stay healthy and strong. You’ll find that blue algae, spirulina, and chlorella make for one healthy addition to your day!

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  1. Kombucha — Fermented tea may not be your idea of a good time, but wait until you try it! This fermented black tea and cane sugar drink is absolutely delicious, and it’s loaded with healthy gut bacteria. It’s not candida-friendly, but you’ll find it will do wonders for your digestive and immune systems!
  2. Tempeh — The odd younger brother to tofu, tempeh is another soy product you should consider eating as a probiotic food. It’s a great vegan/vegetarian alternative to meat, and it makes a great addition to just about any soup and salad. Sure, it may taste a bit odd, but it’s loaded with protein and probiotics!
  3. Pickles — As if you really needed an excuse to eat a whole lot more of these bad boys! Pickles aren’t just absolutely delicious, but they’re also rich in probiotics. The pickling process (particularly in salt water, not so much in vinegar) causes the bacteria to flourish, making them one of the best probiotic foods on the list.
  4. Poi  — This Hawaiian food may not be too popular anywhere else, but it’s still a great source of probiotics. Made from cooked taro plant, it’s loaded with beneficial bacteria. It’s a shame that you can only find Poi in Hawaii!
  5. Kimchi — Pickled and fermented cabbage mixed with spices is absolutely delicious, and you’ll find that Kimchi is one of the most enjoyable ways for you to get more beneficial bacteria in your diet. It’s also loaded with a wide range of vitamins and minerals, and will improve your overall health drastically! Sadly, it won’t do your breath any favors…

Eat these 10 foods with probiotics, and you’ll find that your body works a WHOLE lot better than to the beneficial bacteria they contain!

Resources: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9331/top-10-probiotic-foods-to-add-to-your-diet.html

About the author

andy

Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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