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.
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.