The probiotics in yogurt is created in the milk fermentation process (friendly bacteria ferments the milk). This type of bacteria is generally lactic acid and bifidobacteria.
The most key factor in determining which probiotic yogurt you buy is that it has ACTIVE CULTURES OR LIVE CULTURES.
This means it has actually been fermented and has probiotic bacteria in it. Otherwise, many yogurts are not fermented and are actually just packed with sugar and carbohydrates without too many nutrients!!!
For yogurt in general, the best rule of thumb is to read the labels!!!
Sauerkraut, which is cabbage fermented with lactic acid is a very healthy option to get your daily source of probiotics. Cabbage on it’s own is one of the most nutrient dense vegetables that you can eat, and along with probiotics it is even healthier for you.
Kimchi is a spicy fermented Japanese side dish generally made from cabbage or other leafy green vegetables.
Generally, kimchi will be flavored with spices such as garlic or peppers.
As it’s name suggest, kimchi contains the probiotic strain Lactobacillus kimchii which has numerous health benefits for the bacteria in your stomach.
Otherwise, being a green vegetable, we would say kimchi is pretty healthy for you!
Over here at Oasis, we cannot get enough Miso Soup. Not to mention the fact that it tastes great and overall has only healthy ingredients, it is packed with beneficial probiotics.
Miso is made by fermenting soybean with salt and koji fungus.
Given it’s probiotic content, as all food and drink sources on this list, miso is a big positive for the bacteria in your stomach.
Honestly what are you waiting for, hit up seamless or head to the nearest sushi joint and order yourself up this amazing soup, your stomach will be thanking you later!
You have probably seen many new Kombucha tea's popping up in stores, and you might have even tried one.
Given Kombucha tea products are relatively new, there are not many long-term studies that can provide real evidence that kombucha has health benefits, but given it is fermented in yeast and bacteria, it is likely to have probiotic effects similar to the sources listed above. As usual, go with your gut feeling after trying!
Well that's a wrap. Eat / drink these 5 sources of natural probiotics, and feel free to supplemental with a daily probiotic pill...from Oasis of course :)
Note there are several other high quality and widely used food and drink that include healthy probiotic bacteria; we simply like these ones the best here at Oasis!
Have a probiotic food you are obsessed with? Share in the comments so everyone can try it!
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