13 Tasty Ways to Get In Your Probiotics

Adding apple cider vinegar to your daily diet is another way to get your probiotic fix. "Apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food that is made by a long fermentation process,"  

“Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that have beneficial effects on the body. They help fight off the less friendly types of bacteria and boost immunity against infections. 

“Buttermilk is a fermented dairy product or more specifically a yogurt-based drink with live cultures of lactic acid bacteria,” explains Lee. “Lactic acid bacteria in buttermilk is a probiotic that provides healthy support for your gut and immune system by helping to break down and absorb nutrients.” 

Probiotics are present in some cheeses, such as cottage cheese. "The curdling process used to produce cottage cheese adds beneficial bacteria that can promote better gut health," states the Cleveland Clinic.  

"Probiotics, such as lactic acid bacteria or bifidobacteria, ferment milk to produce Greek yogurt," says Lee. "Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus casei, which are known to enhance beneficial bacteria in the gut and help digestion, are frequently found in Greek yogurt.”  

Probiotics are naturally present in many fermented foods, including kefir, a drink made from fermented milk. As per the Cleveland Clinic, kefir enhances gut health and offers several additional health advantages, just like other meals that include probiotics   

Kimchi is a well-liked side dish from Korea, typically made with fermented vegetables like radishes or cabbage. Typically, condiments and spices like ginger, garlic, red chili pepper flakes, salt, and scallions are used to flavor it.  

A fermented tea produced from green or black tea is called kombucha. It's a tasty, bubbly, and occasionally mildly sour beverage. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods like kombucha, according to the Cleveland Clinic.  

Miso, a popular seasoning in Japanese cooking, is created by fermenting soybeans with salt and a kind of fungus called koji. According to Lee, miso has strong anti-H Pylori action, highly active enzymes, and can aid with constipation or digestive issues because this fungus is a probiotic.   

Like tempeh, natto is made from fermented soybeans with the help of Bacillus bacteria, which generates a variety of enzymes and vitamin K2 and supports the gut microbiome's metabolic activity.  

Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that are found in naturally fermented pickles and their juice, according to the Cleveland Clinic. But organically fermented is the key here, so don't imagine that a jar of pickles from the grocery store shelf would work.   

Finely shred cabbage, or sauerkraut, is fermented by lactic acid bacteria and includes probiotics that might boost immunity, aid with digestion, and possibly even lower stress levels.  

According to Lee, "tempeh is a fermented soy product that has antioxidant properties and can increase healthy gut bacteria." It typically takes the shape of a patty or cake that has been compressed. With its earthy and nutty flavor, tempeh is a popular high-protein meat alternative for vegetarians that's frequently used to stir-fries.  


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