The term “probiotic” originates from a Greek term meaning, “For Life.” These friendly bacteria are often associated with healthy digestion and they live naturally in foods like plain unflavored yogurt, sauerkraut, miso, tempeh, kimchi, kefir, and even pickles. However, a horde of scientific research links the live-active cultures contained in probiotics to both the prevention and treatment of various health woes.
Here are ten benefits of incorporating probiotic-rich foods and supplements into your diet…
1. Optimizes Digestion
If you need a little digestive support, eating foods rich in probiotics (i.e., plain yogurt and miso) or taking probiotics in supplement form (i.e., L acidophilus) might give you the boost you need by preventing lactose tolerance and helping the body digest milk products more comfortably and efficiently.