Accoding to Wikepedia, “Probiotics are live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host.” Our body has both good and bad bacteria. When the balance shifts more to the bad, our health will be affected. Probiotic is a type of good bacteria that aids in digestion. On top of this, they can also help prevent illnesses.
There is an increase in people wanting to include probiotic in their diets. Many of these foods are what people call – fermented food.
Take a look at these probiotics food which you may have neglected in the past. I must say, several food from the list have an acquired taste. Oh well, for the sake of health, I am prepared to include them in my diet and will not put them aside the next time they appear in my meal.
There is a wide selection of yoghurt in the supermarket. Choose yoghurt which contains live and active cultures.
Miso is often used to make miso soup which is popular in Japanese restaurants. They are also sold in supermarkets where you can easily add them with water to make your own miso soup at the comfort of your home.
Natto is made from fermented soybeans.
Kefir is a fermented diary product. It is a combination of milk and fermented kefir grains.
Kimchi is a popular Korean appetiser made from fermented cabbages. Kimchi can be rather spicy. I like kimchi with soup.
This is usually found in western restaurants paired with sausages. Similar to Kimchi, sauerkraut is made from pickled cabbages.
This is a popular Indonesian made from soybean.
Olives are commonly found in pizza and salads.
Pickles are found in burgers and sandwiches.