Superheroes of the gut!
Type: Friendly bacteria
Specific characteristics: probiotics feed on dietary fibre known as prebiotics (for example, inulin, often extracted from chicory root).
Main function: they play a key role in promoting good digestion and stimulating the immune system.
How to get them: they are mainly found in fermented dairy products such as yogurt and kefir.
Close at hand!
Grocery stores now carry many products containing probiotics. Look for the word “probiotic” on the labels for:
|DAIRY||Milk, kefir, yogurt, cheese|
|ORGANIC||Yogurt and kefir|
Probiotics get so much attention because they provide substantial health benefits!
Depending on the types of probiotic, they can:
- promote intestinal health
- strengthen the immune system
- lessen symptoms associated with lactose intolerance
Take probiotics daily
The beneficial probiotic bacteria do not settle permanently in the gut.
- Make sure you consume one or more products containing probiotics every day.
Ever heard of kefir?
Very popular in Eastern Europe, kefir is a fermented milk beverage that is naturally fizzy! Try this champagne of drinkable yogurts and get all the benefits of probiotics!