4 PROBIOTIC-RICH FOODS THAT ARE EASY TO MAKE AND PURCHASE:
Enjoy these delicious gut healing foods that are good for both you and your pet!
Rich in active and live cultures, kefir is among the wealthiest sources of probiotics. Purchase from organic food shops or it is super simple to make in your home.
Make your own or buy from organic food shops. Buy organic unpasteurized sauerkraut from the fridge area. The ones you see on the shelf in grocery stores are pasteurized and will not have any beneficial germs.
Sauerkraut is incredibly easy to make and keeps well in the fridge. Try lots of recipes and attempt other veggie combos– kale, beetroot, cauliflower– but always add at least half a cabbage. Cabbage has high amounts of natural germs that help cultured veggies taste excellent and ferment well.
TIP: I use mineral rich Himalayan Sea Salt for all my recipes.
A popular spice used in Japanese cuisine, there are reportedly over 160 strains of probiotics in miso. It has a strong taste and is high in salt, so a little goes a long way! I include it with bone broths and likewise to my dehydrated pet biscuit dishes.
Purchase only organic miso made from unpasteurized soybeans.
Buy just tempeh made from organic, fermented and non GMO soy beans from health food stores. Tempeh is not the same as Tofu which is made from unfermented soy – thought to contain ‘anti-nutrients’, compounds that interfere with the body’s absorption of nutrients. The natural fermentation of tempeh breaks down these anti-nutrients, making its proteins digestible and developing probiotics.
A little about yogurt and why it is not on my advised list of probiotic-rich foods:
Yogurt has restricted good, live bacteria. Some brand names declare to have more active and live cultures however those germs also do not make the trip well into the intestinal tract. A number of the yogurts on the store dairy section are likewise very high in sugar and actually include thickeners. Look out for the fat and sugar free ones – as they frequently have a long list of components to preserve flavor and texture, plus artificial sweeteners (which is a no-no for pets! If you want to purchase yogurt for your pet, constantly check out the labels).
As a rule of thumb, smaller local manufacturers of probiotic yogurt are the very best options. They generally establish stalls at weekend farmers markets. Try to find businesses that focus on making quality yogurts instead of producing a wide range for the mass market. I advise buying organic yogurt, ideally made from goats milk. Goats milk has special properties that make it more quickly digested than other milks.
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