Most of us have heard of probiotic foods due to the varied advertisements which frequently come on the telly. In this scientific world, it is evident that the popularity of probiotic food would rise every single year, for the benefits of such are far-reaching.
What is probiotic? Well, to put it simply, these are the bacteria that are good for the body but which get destroyed due to the harmful bacteria or because of antibiotics. These bacteria live throughout the body, especially in the gut, and are extremely important for the entire digestive and excretory procedure in the human body.
The last millennium saw probiotics being sold as medicines, but in this era, probiotics can be found in common food items. Let's see what they are:
Pretty simple, and commonly available, yogurt or Greek yogurt is quite possibly the best source of probiotics. In order to get the best out of them, try to look for the ones which have goat's milk rather than cow's milk. This difference matters, for the previous can be digested much easily and contains a whole lot of protein and vitamins.
Kefir is a probiotic drink, made from fermented goat milk and grains of kefir. This drink is considerably rich in lactobacilli and interestingly, anti-oxidants. Thus, it is inevitable that this drink is really good for our health, especially the organic ones. Therefore, you know which one to go for.
For those with lactose intolerance, this drink is made from coconut milk mixed with Kefir grains. This change in the liquid can also bring forth several new benefits as coconut milk is generally fibrous in nature. Also, the taste can be improved by using stevia or lime juice.
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