Foods That Are Rich in Probiotics

Probiotics are live bacterial organisms that can be consumed as dietary supplements and are also found in certain food items.  They are considered to be good bacteria that can lessen the symptoms of a variety of bowel disorders. Probiotics may improve digestive health, reduce depression, and promote heart health.

Foods that are rich in probiotics are:

  • Yogurt
  • Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sourdough bread
  • Tempeh
  • Kimichi
  • Miso
  • Pickles
  • Traditional buttermilk
  • Natto
  • Some types of cheeses (Edam, Cheddar, Gouda, Provolone, Swiss)

Probiotics are beneficial and generally very safe to consume; however, as with any supplements, speak to your physician first before taking a probiotic in supplement form.

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