11 Probiotic Foods That Improve Digestion, Reduce Depression and Promote Heart Health

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1. INTRODUCTION

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed (1). These are usually beneficial bacteria that serve some function in the body. Probiotics have all sorts of powerful benefits for your body and brain.

They may improve digestive health, reduce depression and promote heart health (2, 3, 4). Some evidence even suggests that they may give you better looking skin (5). Getting probiotics from supplements is popular, but you can also get them from foods that are prepared by bacterial fermentation (fermented foods).

Here is a list of 11 super healthy fermented foods that contain live probiotics.

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Kris Gunnars is a medical student, personal trainer and someone who has spent years reading books, blogs and research studies on health and nutrition. Kris believes that there is an immense amount of evidence that runs completely contradictory to what the governments and dietitians around the world are recommending. Since starting medical school and becoming a personal trainer, he's learned that the textbooks on nutrition that our future doctors and health authorities read are based on that same faulty or nonexistent evidence. Kris' goal is change that! For more from Kris- Subscribe to Free Updates from his website or click the links above to follow him on Facebook or Twitter.