Probiotics are the big buzz in health these days, with benefits including aiding digestion and nutrient absorption and improving your immune function.
3 ways to get more probiotics into your diet.
Eat yoghurt or kefir often
Yoghurt and milk kefir are powerful sources of good bacteria. Stick to plain, unsweetened yoghurt that specifies it contains Lactobacillus acidophilus on the label. Making your own milk kefir is ideal – there are many places you can buy the grains online – but there’re also some tasty pre-made versions available, such as The Milk Thief’s Organic Milk Kefir.
Miso is not only delicious but packed full of beneficial probiotics. Buy some good quality, organic miso paste and use it to make miso-noodle soups for dinner. Or, simply have a cup in the office or at home as a warming, low-calorie snack.
Bread, cheese and pickles
While we often think of health store products like kombucha or kefir when we think of probiotics, some everyday foods are also packed full of them. Among them, sourdough bread, sour pickles and cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, parmesan or Swiss. So, pack yourself a tasty sandwich, and perhaps a little sauerkraut too, for a gut (and budget!) friendly work lunch!
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