Pack in the probiotics with yogurt
Yogurt is a great source of live, active cultures of probiotics. These bacteria, found in the intestinal system, play a pivotal role in the function of your immune system. If your ratio of beneficial to harmful bacteria falls out of balance, your immune system may weaken and have trouble fighting off infections. However, consuming yogurt regularly may help. One study found that consuming just 7 ounces of yogurt per day provided just as much immune benefit as taking probiotic supplements. Incorporate yogurt as a snack for kids, a meal with fruit and nuts, or even part of a smoothie. Don’t forget a spiral straw to be extra fancy!