5 Pro-Biotic Rich Foods to Eat This Year

Probiotics are live bacteria that help create more healthy bacteria in your body, especially in the gut. Without enough bacteria, you can have digestive problems, skin problems, and even autoimmune diseases. If you’re looking to up your probiotic intake without using supplements, here are five foods to eat:

-Kefir: Kefir is similar to yogurt, and made with fermented kefir grains. It is higher in probiotics than yogurt, and is slightly tart.

-Kombucha: Kombucha seems to be all the rage right now, but it has been around for thousands of years. This fermented tea is full of probiotics from its SCOBY, or a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. It is slightly fizzy from the fermentation process, and can be sweetened and flavored.

-Natto- This Japanese dish made from fermented soy beans and is extremely high in bacillus subtilis, a powerful probiotic.

-Tempeh- Tempeh is made from soy beans that have been, you guessed it, fermented. Similar in texture to tofu, this can be fried and marinated to make a delicious meal.

-Pickles- Although not the first food that comes to mind when thinking about probiotics, pickled cucumbers are surprisingly high in probiotics, and are a cheap, simple food to eat.

While trying to find foods with probiotics may sound difficult, it can be much easier than you think to get these healthy bacteria into your body!