Gut-friendly probiotics are a good way to help stimulate your natural digestive process that will help both your overall health and will keep your weight loss efforts on track.
What foods contains these probiotics though? Probably the only one you would be able to think of is yoghurt, but there are plenty of other options available.
Below you will discover a few other sources that you should contemplate adding to your shopping basket the next time you visit the supermarket.
Yes, we already mentioned yoghurt, but what should you be looking for to ensure you receive the maximum probiotic benefits?
On the food label look for words such as “live”, or “bio”. You should also try to look for a high number of active or live organisms, preferably at least 10 million.
#2: Fermented cheese
Certain cheese, such as the gouda, cheddar, parmesan and swiss varieties are made using lactic acid that contains probiotics.
#3: Dark chocolate
There are certain types of dark chocolate that contains probiotics, but not all. You will need to check the label to ensure it contains live cultures.
#4: Gherkin (Pickle)
A pickled cucumber is a good source of probiotics if it has been made using brine (a mixture of salt and water), rather than being made using vinegar.
Sauerkraut is a finely cut fermented cabbage. To ensure you receive the probiotics you should choose fresh over those made using vinegar.
#6: Sourdough bread
This is a slightly sour and chewy bread that is made using lactic acid.
It contains lactobacillus, which is a type of friendly bacteria that adds good microbes to your system.
#7: Non-dairy milk
Even if you are not lactose intolerant or vegan it maybe worthwhile choosing non-dairy milk due to its probiotic content.
That means choosing products such as cultured soya milk, almond milk and coconut milk.