10 Best Probiotic Foods You Need to Include in Your Diet

by craftmin | November 12, 2018

There are certain germs that I am actually a fan of. These are the good bacteria that live within us. These are the good bacteria or also known as the probiotics. Probiotics are very beneficial to humans as it can help us with digestion, metabolism and also immunity.

We already know that you can improve your microbiome by adjusting your lifestyle such as being more active outdoors. However, it is important to note that food plays a huge role in putting more friendly germs within our bodies. Thus, knowing what food to eat can really help your diet.

Yogurt
If you are looking for one of the best probiotic foods there is, it has got to be handmade live – cultured yogurt. Before getting one from your favorite grocery store, you must always read the labels first as many brands have ingredients pretty much the same with that of ice creams.

Miso Soup
Miso is one of the most popular traditional Japanese medicines which is used in macrobiotic cooking and can regulate digestion. You can just add miso to hot water and have an instant soup rich in probiotic.

Sauerkraut
Usually, sauerkraut is made from fermented cabbage, but at times, other vegetables can be used. This is high in live cultures and can even prevent allergies. It is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E.

Kefir
This dairy product is made from goat’s milk and fermented kefir grains. Somehow, it is similar to yogurt. It is believed that Kefir is high in lactobacilli and Bifidus and is rich in antioxidants.

Kombucha
A form of fermented tea which is believed to have a significant amount of healthy gut bacteria. For ages, this has been used in order to boost energy and to improve well – being. In fact, some people think that this can help you lose weight. However, this is not recommended if you have candida problems.

Microalgae
While this isn’t really a food, adding microalgae to your morning drink is beneficial. These are ocean – based plants like blue-green algae and spirulina.

Pickles
You might think I’m kidding but green pickles is an amazing source of probiotics. Better get some that are fresh from the market, or even fresh from its source.

Tempeh
Tempeh is a fermented grain from soy beans which is rich in probiotic. You can get high amounts of vitamin B12 and can be cooked and eaten in different ways.  This is a great alternative for meat or tofu.

Kimchi
Kimchi is very popular in Korea and is the Asian counterpart of sauerkraut. This is a spicy yet sour cabbage which is fermented. Aside from the good bacteria that you can get from this, the food is rich in calcium, iron, Vitamins A, C, B1 and B2 and also beta – carotene.

Poi
Poi is well – known in Hawaii which is made by mashing cooked taro plant until it is dough – like. This has more good bacteria than yogurt. While this is really rich in probiotics, it has become a challenge to mass produce this and be extremely sanitized. Well, if you can’t get it from other parts of the world, maybe it’s time to book a flight going to Hawaii.