Bacteria comes in two forms GOOD and BAD. Bad bacteria is, of course, what can make us sick but good bacteria keeps us healthy. It is important to keep a steady stream of good bacteria coming into our bodies.
Good bacteria is more commonly referred to as probiotics. Here are some great sources of probiotics you can begin consuming right away.
-There are dairy sources such as yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and aged raw cheeses.
-Veggies and fruits are also a great source– introduce tomatoes, artichokes, onions, greens, asparagus, garlic, leeks, berries and bananas.
-Veggies and fruits are most effective when pickled or fermented like pickles, sauerkraut and brined olives.
-Whole grains like oatmeal, barley, flaxseeds, wheat and legumes are also a great source of good bacteria.
-Supermarkets also now carry kombucha and water kefir which have high doses of probiotics.
If you would like guidance on how to add probiotics to your diet through food or supplements, VH Pharmacy can help. More tips for eating right found here.