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Miso Soup

How to Stock a Probiotic Pantry

Probiotics — the live microorganisms found in fermented foods such as kefir and kimchi — are one of the hottest, and most promising, topics in nutritional research. Your gut is teeming with trillions of bacteria that help you digest food as well as thwart intruders — and it turns out, you can give those friendly bacteria a boost by adding probiotics to your body. “We’re only at the cusp of understand the potential of probiotics,” says Gregor Reid, PhD, a microbiologist at the University of Western Ontario. Soon, Dr. Reid theorizes, probiotics may be used in prescription drugs to treat a range of conditions, from acne to depression.

Upset Stomach

PROBIOTIC POWER: The Path
To a Happy Belly is Paved with Good Bacteria

Probiotics are the naturally occurring “good” bacteria that live in your gut and play a significant role in your total wellness. When you’re healthy, your intestinal tract hosts over 100 trillion friendly bacteria (that’s 10 times more than the number of cells in your body), which spend their days aiding digestion, boosting the immune system and consuming bad bacteria. They manufacture key nutrients and limit the growth of yeast and unhealthy bacteria – and in their spare time, probiotics help inhibit bouts of lactose intolerance, poor digestion and diarrhea.