Your gut is a very important organ because it is part of your digestive tract and is one of the most ‘talked-about’ organs in the health sector.
As such, it is very important that you keep your gut in the best of health at all times but with processed foods all around, you are actually taking more chemicals in your food than ever.
The most ideal method is to eat food which naturally are probiotic. This means that you are actually taking living strains of bacteria which is good for you. Probiotic can be obtained through health supplements which can help in digestion and protection of your gut but there are foods that can help in this area as well.
Buttermilk – This dairy product comes with lactose protein and can be taken by people who are lactose-intolerant because it has already been converted into lactic acid. Besides that, it is rich with calcium, protein and vitamin B12, among others.
Unpasteurized Cheese – These are cheese which comes with good bacteria that aids in digestion. Chesse like gruyere, the very popular cheddar and gouda are among those you can take because they carry live cultures and protects your stomach from acid that can kill beneficial microbes.
Kombucha – While most people hasn’t heard of this before, it actually dates back to decades and that itself means it is an effective source of probiotic.
Miso – This Japanese seasoning is made from soybeans which means that you get a lot of isoflavones. Besides that, it supplies probiotics and comes with many flavours.
Kefir – This food has a lot of Vitamin A and D and provides a lot of probiotics to your body which tastes good as well.
Kimchi – From Korea is kimchi, which is a fermentation method and is one of the oldest recipes ever known. Kimchi comes in various forms and types but they all offer high probiotic contents.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Fermented cod liver oil might be new in the health supplements market but it is actually one of the earliest known ‘superfoods’ around.
Sauerkraut – This type of fermented cabbage is very popular in Germany which is rich in probiotics as well as vitamins and antioxidants which can help to combat the negative effects of free radicals.
Natural Pickles – This might not be everyone’s favourite but it is not those you buy at supermarkets that come in jars. Instead, go for the natural ones that looks like cucumbers and fermented which will then produce Lactobacillus bacteria naturally.
Apple Cider Vinegar – This is a type of superfood which has already been linked with all types of diseases. If you can find unfiltered apple cider vinegar, you will enjoy a source of natural probiotic,m especially the raw ones.