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Eat more of these good bugs

There is so much researchers continue to learn about the microbiome.

I'm excited to see what we will know in another few years, but what we do know now is that we need more good bacteria, or probiotic rich foods, in our diet.

Benefits include better digestion, stronger immune system, improved skin health, and even better mental health. (Did you know a majority of serotonin is produced in the gut?)

Journal articles like this one have also found that probiotic rich foods can lower cholesterol and protect against allergies.

Which of these probiotic rich foods are you eating on a regular basis?

* kefir

* saurkraut or other fermented veggies (carrots, cucumbers)

* kombucha (one of my favorite ways to get probiotics in!)

* yogurt

* raw cheese

* water kefir (also delicious and often kid friendly)

* pickles (refrigerated, not jarred and shelf stable)

* brine-cured olives

* tempeh

* miso

*apple cider vingear


Healthy bacteria strands need fiber to feed on, so make sure you include plenty of fruits and veggies as well to keep your good bugs working for you.


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