Top 10 Probiotic-Rich Foods for Gut Health

Health up your gut with these foods.

6. Kefir

Often described as a drinkable yogurt, kefir is made from fermented milk. It’s long been consumed in the Middle East, where it’s said to have medicinal properties. Kefir is rich in probiotics to support digestion. Use it in this Superfoods Smoothie or dig into kefir in these Gluten-Free Blueberry Pancakes.

7. Kombucha

This bubbly fermented drink is a blend of black or green tea, bacteria, and yeast, making it a good choice for probiotics. Try it out in one of these 5 Krazy-Good Kombuchas.

8. Sourdough Bread

Sourdough is started with lactobacillus, a leading probiotic strain. Plus, this type of bread is lower on the glycemic index than others, which means it’s a healthier choice than typical refined breads.

9. Miso

Made from fermented soybeans and brown rice, this Asian food, often found in miso soup, offers a host of healthy bacteria to help protect the gut. You can also try it in Wild Salmon Vegetable Salad with Lemon Miso Dressing.

10. Sour Pickles

Pickles that have been made with salt and water are another good source of probiotics. However, they tend to be high in sodium, so stick to proper portion sizes. Note: pickles made with vinegar do not have live probiotics. Enjoy a pickle with these 10 Beef-less Burgers Your Waistline Will Thank You For.


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Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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