Pump Up Your Immune System With These Probiotic Foods!

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2. Yogurt

The gold standard for probiotics! Yogurt is milk that has been fermented with all those good bacteria we have been telling you about. The two main types are lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacterium. Sometimes you find yogurt that even contains lactobacillus. A diet high in yogurt has been associated with numerous health benefits, including improved bone density. It also has been shown to naturally lower blood pressure. Even young children can benefit from yogurt as it can reduce episodes of diarrhea which is caused by antibiotics. It’s important to note that not all types of yogurt contain live cultures. Some types of yogurt are highly processed, which kills the beneficial bacteria. Look for yogurt that states that is full of live and active cultures.

 

3. Most Cheese

We say most because although many people believe that all cheese is fermented, there are a few types of cheese, although they are fermented, do not contain probiotics. You should check the labels of the cheese you buy just to be sure. Most good bacteria will survive the aging process in lots of cheese including mozzarella, cheddar, Gouda, and cottage cheese. Cheese is a very nutritious food, full of protein, calcium, and other important vitamins and minerals. Add about 1 ounce of cheese to your daily salad or sandwich and get a dose of healthy probiotics at the same time.

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