How to Best Get Probiotics From Foods – Part 1 of 2

Probiotics have been shown to be amazing for your body, especially your gut. Here are some tips to ensure that the probiotics you are consuming are not going to waste.
1. Seek Out the Fermented Foods
Fermentation concentrates the vitamins in plants, such as B and C vitamins. When you eat fermented products, your gut is then filled with good bacteria. Foods in this category include plain yogurt, miso, sourdough bread, tamari, and Kombucha. These foods all contain natural probiotics.
Sauerkraut is also a great option. It is one of the cheapest probiotics that you can buy. The best sauerkraut with the most probiotics is the one that is fermented in saltwater. Do not buy the foods submerged in vinegar because the vinegar disturbs the gut’s natural acidic level.
The main tip to remember here: You can increase the amount of good bacteria implanting in the walls of your digestive tract if you take a probiotic supplement and eat a fermented food at the same time.
2. Be Selective When Purchasing Probiotic-Enriched Foods
The only foods with probiotics are the fermented foods. However, food manufacturers have recently started putting beneficial bugs into everything they make. Those foods include things like cereal, bread, and snack bars. When probiotic cultures are separated from their original source and then added to processed foods, the benefits of the probiotics do not transfer.
Extreme temperatures can kill any healthy bacteria too, so the advantages of probiotics when added to things like ice cream, become extremely debatable.
3. Buy and Store Any Probiotic-Rich Foods in Glass Jars
Do not put your probiotics in a metal tin. The aluminum used in the tin can interfere with the lactic acid in fermented foods and create toxins. You also should never put your probiotics in soft plastics because loose chemicals could push their way into your food.

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