The 5 Best Probiotic Foods
Yoghurt is a great source of protein and calcium but is also is one of the best sources of probiotics.It is made from milk that has been fermented by friendly bacteria, mainly lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria to help keep the balance of your gut bacteria.
Eating yogurt is associated with many health benefits, including improved bone health. It is also beneficial for people with high blood pressure.
Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink. It is made by adding kefir grains to cow’s or goat’s milk. Kefir grains arn't like the usual cereal grains, but lactic acid bacteria together with yeast that look a bit like cauliflower. Kefir has been associated with a number of health benefits including gastrointestinal immunity, wound healing and the reduction of cholesterol.
Kimchi is a traditional fermented, spicy Korean side dish. Usually made up of fermented vegetables, mainly cabbage. Kimchi is flavoured with a mix of seasonings, like red chili pepper flakes, scallion, ginger garlic and salt.
With kimchi being made up predominantly of vegetables it can definitely be considered a healthy addition to your diet. The main probiotics in kimchi are lactic acid bacteria. Kimchi is associated with a variety of health benefits, including immune promotion and skin health.
Kombucha is a popular fermented tea and hosts a colony of bacteria and yeast. It is consumed in many parts of the world, especially Asia It’s traditionally produced by fermenting black tea but green tea is also used.
Many nutritionists believe kombucha to beneficial to gut health
Miso is a well known Japanese seasoning paste, traditionally made by fermenting soybeans with salt and a type of fungus called koji.
This paste is most often used in miso soup, a popular breakfast food in Japan. Miso is typically salty to taste but is a really great source of protein and fibre.It is also high in vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, including vitamin K, manganese and copper. The reported health benefits include improved immunity and digestion.
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