Consuming plenty of probiotic-rich foods is one of the best things you can do for overall wellness. These beneficial bacteria help nourish our gut. Aside from supporting regular digestive function, this supports many key body processes. For example, the health of our intestinal tract plays a major role in how effectively our body absorbs and utilizes nutrients. This is also where a majority of our immune system function takes place, and our gut health also affects the production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin.
As a dietitian and health coach, I help my clients find easy, delicious ways to work gut-nourishing foods into their day. There are many different types of probiotic bacteria that all do various things in the body, so it’s important to mix up food sources and make sure any probiotic supplements we take provide several strains.
Here are 10 great probiotic foods to try: