Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.
We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad.
Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
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One of the best sources of probiotics is yogurt. The pudding-like product has probiotics culture added to it , but not all yogurts are created equal.
Those that have the seal saying they contain “live, active cultures” are the ones to look for.
Kefir and Acidophilus milks are cultured and have probiotics bacteria added to them. These milks taste somewhat similar to yogurt, having a tangy bite, and are available for purchase in most health food stores.
Probiotic bacteria can be found in various supplements containing acidophilus and bifido bacterium.
These are excellent choices for replacing the friendly bacteria in the bowel and are available for purchase at health food stores.
Eating a little bit of fermented products high in probiotics is advisable if you are able to tolerate them without digestive upset.
Some fermented foods are fermented fish, and miso and tempeh, which are made from fermented soy. Buy these soy products from a health food store and not an Asian market.
The miso at health food stores is usually naturally aged containing the actual cultures needed.