We know that everything relies on balance, and bacteria are no different. A combination of good and bad bacteria maintain equilibrium for the sake of your health, which Dr. Deedra Mason discusses in this week’s video of her health facts series.
Good bacteria, found in probiotics, live anywhere from your gut to your mouth, skin and even your lungs! Additionally, probiotics lend a hand to your immune system, assist in digestion, create vitamins and more. Therefore, it’s only fitting that since they do so much in our body, we can find them in many of our foods — primarily fermented ones.
Find good bacteria in:
- Sourdough bread
- Cottage cheese
- Fermented pickles
- Miso soup
Bonus tip: Check labels for “live and active cultures.” Along with the natural production your body creates between good bacteria and bad bacteria, try probiotic vitamins or increasing your intake through your diet. Your gut will thank you, and in turn, so will the rest of your body.
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