Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed. They are powerful beneficial bacteria that provide the brain and body with a full range of benefits. Some of the benefits of consuming probiotic drinks and foods include improved digestive health, reduced depression, better heart health and better-looking skin!
Luckily for you, there are many foods and drinks available containing probiotics, including but not limited to the following:
Yoghurt – Yoghurt is one of the best sources of probiotics and also one of the world’s favourites – packed full of friendly bacteria that can improve a person’s health. Yoghurt is made from milk fermented by friendly bacteria’s such as bifid bacteria and lactic acid. Not all yoghurt contains living probiotics however, therefore it is important to look at labels before purchasing.
Kefir – Kefir is a leading probiotic, milk-based beverage created by the adding of kefir grains to cows or goats milk. Kefir grains are cultures of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. Kefir offers an abundance of health benefits for example it can aid digestive problems and protect against infections.
Kombucha – Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that is fermented by bacteria and yeast. This beverage is incredibly popular in Asia but consumed all over the globe. Kombucha is growing in popularity each day, and is now available either to purchase as a ready-made drink or as a kit so consumers can make their own kombucha tea in the comfort of their own homes.
Sauerkraut – Sauerkraut is thinly chopped cabbage that has been fermented by lactic acid bacteria. It is one of the world’s oldest and most effective traditional foods and is oft4en incorporated into everyday meals, such as bangers and mash! Sauerkraut is not just a probiotics either; it is also a carrier of fiber, vitamins C, B and K, sodium, iron and manganese.
As you can see there really are probiotic options suitable for everyone, so there are no excuses, and these are only a couple of the probiotics foods and drink available too! To discover even more and to purchase yours today do not hesitate to contact your local probiotics supplier.