The 5 Best Probiotic Foods


Prebiotics are a special form of dietary fibre that acts as a fertiliser for the good bacteria in your gut. Probiotics are live bacteria that can be found in yogurt and other fermented foods. The use of Prebiotics and Probiotics together is called microbiome therapy. You don’t need to take a Prebiotic for Probiotics to work, but taking them will make your Probiotics more effective.
If you’re wanting to boost the bacterial profile for your gut, you can take our  you can take our probiotics + probiotics supplements. There are also a number of food sources that are rich in probiotics, adding these into your diet will help keep your gut healthy and maintain the favourable pH balance of the intestine.


Probiotic Foods


1. Yoghurt

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.


2. Kefir

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.


3. Kimchi 

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. 


4. Kombucha

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 


5. Miso  

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.

One capsule will provide on average: 6 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of probiotic bacteria and 37mg Vitamin C (46% of Reference Intake).