Dr. Don Colbert – A simple way to improve your digestion is by eating more fermented foods. That’s because they contain probiotics that:
- Encourage the right balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract so it can filter out harmful toxins, chemicals, and waste
- Offset bad bacteria caused by poor diet, lack of sleep, stress, and environmental toxins to maintain a healthy gut barrier
Research also shows probiotics can support a healthy immune system and may have protective effects against everything from IBS, constipation, and bloating to autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis [1,2,3].
CHOOSE THESE BEST PROBIOTIC FOODS FOR A HEALTHY GUT
You can reap the benefits of probiotics every day by eating the following best probiotic foods. They’re rich in that good bacteria needed for a healthy gut!
The best way to get probiotics and fiber is from whole, fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut and kimchi are the best low-carb choices.
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage high in organic acids and enzymes. It contains probiotics, fiber, vitamins B, C, and K, iron, manganese, folate, copper, and potassium, all important for gut health and overall wellness.
Kimchi is a reddish cabbage fermented with salt, garlic, vinegar, chili peppers, and other spices. A very popular condiment in Korea, kimchi is rich in probiotics and has lots of benefits.
Besides supporting your gut with healthy bacteria, a number of studies have shown eating fermented kimchi may significantly decrease blood pressure, BMI, weight, total cholesterol, fasting, and more [4,5,6].
Note: Eat sauerkraut and kimchi in small, condiment-sized portions, as large amounts may cause bacterial imbalance.
MILK OR WATER KEFIR
Kefir is fermented and cultured drink made from a combination of yeast, bacteria, and either milk or water. Kefir is great for healing gut and digestion function.
Although kefir initially contains sugar, its bacteria actually eat up that sugar, making it a keto-friendly food. It also contains calcium and protein (if made with milk), B vitamins, and potassium.
Look for full-fat, organic and/or grass-fed yogurt from cows, sheep, or goats as much as possible. These options are more nutritious and less likely to contain pesticides, antibiotics, or hormones along with that beneficial bacteria.
Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea full of probiotics, enzymes, and beneficial vitamins and minerals for gut health.
- A low-sugar brand, as many kombucha varieties have a lot of sugar that will kick you out of the Keto Zone (check the sugar and net carb grams to be sure)
- Packaged in a dark glass bottle, as too much UV light can kill the good bacteria inside
- Organic, raw, and unpasteurized (pasteurization kills the friendly probiotics!)
If you can’t find low-sugar kombucha, probiotic vinegar is a good alternative that’s still highly beneficial.
DIVINE HEALTH PROBIOTIC FOODS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Dr. Colbert offers several products offering the benefits of probiotics plus more:
- Beyond Biotics Ultra Blend Probiotics: a new product containing three clinically studied and tested strains consisting of 12 billion bacteria. Boosts immune response and natural defenses. Helps to support the natural balance of good bacteria in your gut where 70% of the immune system is found.
- Living Chia: ground chia seeds plus added probiotics.
- Fermented Green Supremefood and Red Supremefood for daily probiotics from 10 fermented veggies and four fermented grasses!
Boost your gut health daily by consuming these best probiotic foods along with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
More and more, science is proving that a healthy digestive system is the key to a healthy brain and body—and the power to keep your gut healthy lies directly with you! Get Dr. Colbert’s Healthy Gut Zone book today to help you understand the connection between your gut and your health. You will learn that whatever inflames your gut will eventually inflame your brain and the rest of your body. Making the right food choices will become the medicine in which you will walk and live in divine health.