Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are good for your body, especially your gut health. They are the good bacteria which is needed by your body. They are very helpful in keeping your digestive system strong and boost gut health. You can find probiotics in various food items and also synthetic supplements. Doctors often recommend you to involve various foods that are high in probiotics for a healthy digestive system and to avoid all digestive problems.

Probiotics help your body in many ways, they help you maintain the good bacteria and the bad bacteria in your body, it helps you increase good bacteria once any of the supplements increase the number of bad bacteria.

Probiotics help smoothly send your food through your gut by affecting the nerves that control your gut movement.

Here are a few foods that have a high number of probiotics-

  • Yoghurt

Yoghurt is the most widely known probiotic food of all. It contains line strains of bacteria that help you digest your food more effectively and diversify the natural flora. Be sure you buy “natural yoghurt with no added sugar and added synthetic probiotics such as acidophilus and bifidobacteria.

  • Kimchi

Kimchi is a Korean side dish, traditionally made from fermented vegetables, especially cabbages and radishes flavoured with various spices. It’s healthy and tasty and proven to contain the good bacteria needed for gut health.

  • Sourdough bread

Sourdough bread is a superior form of the bread which is proven to contain good bacteria for your good health. Instead of the use of yeast, it contains lactobacillus, which is a strain of good bacteria, this strain is naturally present in our intestinal tract as well.

  • ¬†Cottage cheese

This is one more good dairy-rich healthy bacteria-rich food. And it has several active cultures that can be used to diversify the gut’s microbiome.

Other than these foods there are other artificial supplements like Yakult that also help you satisfy the needs for good bacteria.

Probiotics are good and safe for health. Although you should ask your doctor regarding it, some people with immune system problems or other serious health conditions should avoid taking them.