How To Add Probiotics To Your Diet

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Looking to improve your #guthealth game? Although I love a good elimination diet (i.e the low FODMAP diet), it’s not appropriate for everyone. So let’s talk about things we can ADD to your diet instead of taking away! 

1. Kimchi: aka fermented cabbage 🥬 is full of vitamins (like A & C) and probiotics from the lactobacillus strain 

2. Kefir: made from cow’s  milk and fermented kefir grains, it’s a great source of probiotics, protein and calcium

3. Kombucha aka the love of my life, is fermented tea  full of probiotics and antioxidants. Never had it? Start small with just 3-4oz. It’s definitely an acquired taste!

4. Probiotic pills: there’s promising evidence for the benefits of probiotics, but more research needs to be done! For the average person, there probably isn’t a need to take a probiotic if you’re eating fermented foods. If you DO take one, make sure it’s from a reputable brand, lists the strains on the nutrition label and has at LEAST 10 million CFUs. 

What’s your favorite probiotic food? Right now I’m loving a small glass of Kombucha after dinner! 

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