Yes, you can get your probiotics via supplements, like those supplied by ProTrea. These are a great option and can be tailored and customized to meet your body’s individual needs. But probiotics are not just a supplement. They are a daily part of your diet. Combining supplements with food rich in probiotics can lead to all kinds of benefits.
Here’s a list of the top 5 probiotic-rich foods. Some of them are might be a little hard to find, but it’s worth the effort.
This might be the strangest food on the list, so we might as well do it first. Natto is a Japanese staple made from fermented soybeans. The Japanese often eat it for breakfast combined with rice, eggs, and chives. As mentioned, this is a fermented dish. The primary probiotic bacteria found in Natto is Bacillus Subtilis. It also has high levels of Vitamin K, a vitamin that aids in bone health.
Hey, you don’t always have to eat strange things to get your daily probiotics in, sometimes you can drink them. Ginger beer originated in England sometime in the 1800s. It’s a great probiotic, and ginger is great for an upset stomach. So, embrace this spicy probiotic drink.
Here’s another probiotic you can drink. Kefir is almost like yogurt, but not quite.It’s much thinner and many people choose to use it in place of milk on their cereal. Kefir might pack more punch than any other probiotic out there, and I’m not talking about its tangy taste. Kefir contains multiple probiotic strains and can have as much as 11g of protein per cup. Yes, 11 grams of protein per cup. So, if you’re working a low carb diet combined with probiotics, this might be your new favorite.
Good old Kimchi. This ancient dish from Korea is packed full of probiotic goodness. It’s a potent mix of cabbage, other vegetables, garlic, salt, chilis and vinegar. It’s then aged in earthen pots where the fermentation process occurs. You can find this at any Asian food market and other supermarkets. It’s that popular. It’s great mixed with noodles or served as a side dish by itself.
Here’s another you can drink. Kombucha is fermented black tea. It originates in China, but you can make it in your own refrigerator. Look for Kombucha brewing kits. And if that’s too much trouble, you can always find it at your local grocery store.
These are just a few probiotic foods you can include in your diet, but if you can’t arrange your entire diet around probiotic foods, consider ordering custom, personalized probiotic supplements.