Whether you’ve gone vegan or just aren’t a fan of yogurt, you may be wondering how to get probiotics into your diet without eating dairy products. Behold! Five nondairy fermented foods that will foster healthy bacteria in your gut.
By Jaclyn Desforges
For many people, yogurt and probiotics are one and the same. But eating dairy products isn’t the only way to keep your system healthy. According to Donna Schwenk, author of Cultured Food Life: Learn to Make Probiotic Foods in Your Home, you can look beyond the dairy aisle toward fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kombucha (a type of fermented tea), which are filled with health-promoting probiotics.
So why are probiotics so good for you? “Your immune system must learn to identify safe environmental factors from dangerous ones in order to act appropriately,” explains Schwenk. “It does this through the help of bacteria. Bacteria are not only ‘good’…
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