Thursday, August 30, 2012

Where Do Vegans Find Probiotics?

There are hundreds of television commercials about Probiotics and friendly bacteria these days. Most people don’t even know what probiotics are. In a nut shell, taken from bios, meaning “life,” probiotics mean pro life. Essentially, these probiotics found in food, encourage the growth of friendly bacteria which helps to balance the bad bacteria that grows in our gut.

Most of us know of probiotics found in the cultures of yogurt. This leaves the question; What do I do for probiotics if I’m a vegan? Not to worry. friendly bacteria is found in fermented foods like sauerkraut. Bummer. The only way that I ever ate sauerkraut was on hot dogs which I no longer eat. Good news. There are lots of delicious fermented options!

Miso is an excellent source of Vitamin B12 as well as probiotics, so it serves as a great supplement to any vegan diet. You can find a great article about fermented foods and friendly bacteria at the Conscious Life website by clicking this link > LINK TO CONSCIOUS LIFE

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