Did you know that there is more to probiotics than just supplements? If you would prefer to get your probiotics naturally in food, there are several good choices. Although supplements are good sources of probiotics, they can be expensive and are not the same quality as the probiotics you get from food. There are many good food sources of probiotics, but some have a higher level of these good bacteria than others. Here are a few of the foods that have the most probiotics.
Probiotics-rich yogurt is probably the best-known source of these helpful organisms. Look for yogurt that specifies “Live Active Cultures” on the label to be sure you are getting the most probiotics possible. Probiotic yogurt is available in both dairy and soy varieties.
This soy-based, salty paste is often used in Japanese cooking, particularly in soup. Miso is mostly made from fermented soybeans and grains: a process which results in probiotic-filled product. To ensure you’re getting the probiotics you want, buy unpasteurized miso paste.
Sauerkraut is pickled cabbage and a beloved German food. Fermenting the leaves in lactic acid is what turns the cabbage into a probiotic-packed condiment. As with the miso, make sure the label says “unpasteurized” or “raw” sauerkraut to get the probiotic product.
While you’re enjoying these delicious probiotics-rich foods, consider making them a part of a healthy diet that involves eating with food combining. If you don’t know much about food combining, it’s an easy system of eating that has amazing health benefits. What is so wonderful about food combining is that it allows you to eat the foods you enjoy in a way that doesn’t cause unpleasant digestive side effects such as gas and constipation.
When the wrong types of foods are eaten together, your stomach can suffer for it. This is caused by conflicting enzymes your stomach produces to digest your food. These conflicting enzymes cause your stomach to produce too much acid, and types of acids that conflict with each other, too. Food combining shows you how to eat proteins with non-starchy vegetables, for example, and make problems like IBS and IBD disappear for good. Try food combining for yourself and feel the difference balanced digestion makes.