Our bodies require any help it can get from natural resources in order to maintain wellness and boost immune system to fight off diseases. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help us to improve our health when consumed regularly in adequate amounts. We benefit from them because our bodies, especially our gastrointestinal system, are host to millions of microorganisms that aid in digestion and uptake of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids from food.
Although probiotic foods are mostly associated with milk and its products (yoghurt, kefir etc.), there are many plant-based options for these probiotic foods. PROBIOTICSFOR is here to guide you if you prefer a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle and want to consume probiotics.
Here are 5 resources to add probiotics to your daily vegan diet list and you can also make them at home or buy at healthy food stores.
- Vegan Cultured Yoghurt and Kefir
Using coconut milk and adding probiotic supplement will be an alternative to traditional yoghurt. For kefir, you can use water kefir grains with sugar water, juice or coconut water to ferment.
A delicious and nutritious soup from Japanese cuisine which made from soybeans, brown rice, fermented miso paste, seaweed and tofu. You can also make it at home.
Fermented (pickled) cabbage that is often associated with German or other Eastern European countries cuisines. You can always choose other vegetables (carrots, peppers etc.) for an alternative also.
A Korean cuisine traditional food that is made with fermented cabbage and spices.
- Sourdough Bread
A traditional fermented bread which is made with a sourdough starter culture and longer baking time.
Also, you can add probiotic supplements in capsule or sachet (powdered) forms as well. Please check the labels for plant-based and dairy-free ingredients for vegan friendly probiotics.