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.