What’s the deal with … Pro­bi­otics

Hav­ing bugs in our gut doesn’t sound very healthy, but di­eti­tian Brooke Long­field shows you the friendly face of good bac­te­ria.

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A healthy gut for­est is also linked to lower rates of obe­sity, a re­duced risk of di­a­betes, a strong im­mune sys­tem and im­proved mood. This is where pro­bi­otics can help. Pro­bi­otic-rich foods pro­mote the growth of good bac­te­ria and also bring in new strains of bac­te­ria into your gut.

Yo­ghurt is the most com­mon source of pro­bi­otics. Fer­mented foods such as sauerkraut, miso paste and kim­chi are also good sources. Un­for­tu­nately, our Western diet com­prises very lit­tle fer­mented food, which greatly im­pacts our gut health.

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