How much do you know about probiotics the good bacteria with health benefits? You many not even know what probiotics are, and just in case you don’t, I’m going to provide a brief explanation of what probiotics are and what they do. Probiotics are considered to be the helpful bacteria in the digestive tract that fight off the bad bacteria to help keep us healthy. One of their primary functions is to assist in digestion, so they are very beneficial to those who have most any form of irritable bowel syndrome such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, cramping etc. They are also good for strengthening the immune system.
You can consume more probiotics in two ways, one is by eating foods with probiotics and other is by taking probiotic supplements. The easiest and most convenient way is to take probiotic supplements. There aren’t many foods that contain probiotics and the foods that do are sort of weird and uncommon. The only common food that contains probiotics is yogurt and even then you must eat yogurt with live cultures. All yogurts start out with live cultures, however, in the processing most of them are lost. The bottom line is that it is difficult to in this busy day and age to eat more foods with probiotics.
This is one reason why probiotic supplements are so popular. The way I do it is I try to eat more probiotics in foods when I have time and on the busy days I take a probiotic supplement. If you’re wondering what uncommon foods contain probiotics here are three: kemchi, miso soup and tempeh. A couple more common ones are sauerkraut and dill pickles. Foods that contain probiotics aren’t very appealing to most people except maybe the yogurt.
Hopefully, you will investigate probiotics more thoroughly as they are an excellent way to boost the immune system and maintain good health. If you’re interested in probiotic supplements some of the top rated probiotic brands are: Align, Accuflora, Acidophilus Pearls and Garden of Life. You can check them out on Amazon where you will find that the brands mentioned here all have positive reviews and high ratings.