Since a healthy gut means a healthy body overall, probiotics have become more important than ever.
Healing your gut is getting increasingly tastier and easier these days thanks to snacks and drinks packed with good-for-your-gut bacteria called probiotics. Studies have shown the bacteria in your gut can affect your brain and immune system, so it’s important to strive for good gut health. Start snacking smarter with these delicious treats.
Good Day Chocolate Probiotic
Made with fair-trade dark chocolate these candy-coated pieces might be my favorite way to get my probiotics in. It quenches my 3 p.m. chocolate craving, all the while supporting my gut. No funny taste, just straight up good chocolate, with benefits.
To buy: $36 for a 12-pack; gooddaychocolate.com
At first look you might think it’s like any other yogurt drink, but wrong. This good-for-your-gut beverage is made from fermented oats and it’s totally plant-based and organic. There is no added sugar and the sweetness comes from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruit (my favorite is strawberry). Both prebiotics and probiotics are found in this drink that you can easily have for breakfast, too.
To buy: $3 for 1-8 oz. bottle; at Zabar’s and health food stores
Brew Dr Kombucha Love
If you’re not occasionally drinking kombucha, what are you waiting for? It’s refreshing, fizzy, and you guessed it, good for gut health. The live and active cultures are naturally occuring. My favorite is the floral LOVE flavor.
To buy: $13 for 2-14 oz. bottles, amazon.com
Purely Elizabeth Probiotic Gluten-Free Granola
Their salty-sweet ancient grain granola gets an added strain of probiotics, which happen to be vegan. I love the maple walnut one which I can easily have for both breakfast and a mid-afternoon snack.
To buy: $6 for 1- 8 oz. bag; amazon.com