Healthy food stimulates healthy bacteria, and probiotic-rich foods are a delicious way to start building a healthier gut. Grow your community of good gut bacteria with these probiotics.
A diverse diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and good-for-you bacteria will help seal your gut lining and prevent bad bacteria from entering the blood, which causes bloating and gas. How do we get more of these good bacteria in our diet? It's easier—and tastier—than you might think. Click through for the hows, whys, and ways to start building a healthier gut.
Kefir is a liquid yogurt that's naturally effervescent and extra tangy. It's cultured five to eight times longer than yogurt, giving good bacteria more time to multiply. It contains as many as 12 strains (versus about two in yogurt). It's great for smoothies and overnight oats. Another reason we love it: It has 11g protein per cup, and you can use it as a 1-to-1 substitution for buttermilk. Buy the plain variety to avoid added sugars.