5 Foods for a Healthy Microbiota

11 May, 2016 ,

4. Yogurt and kefir

Everyone knows about probiotic yogurt… but do you know about kefir? Kefir is actually milk made slightly bubbly by fermentation! Kefir is an interesting ingredient to add to your diet, as it contains as much protein as a glass of milk, several vitamins and minerals and most of all plenty of probiotics. You can easily find it in all grocery stores, in the chilled dairy product section.

A few recipes:

Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

Mango and Yogurt Smoothie

5. Miso

Unpasteurized miso is packed full of micro-organisms that enrich our intestinal flora. It contains, amongst other things, lactobacilli, a kind of bacteria that could help regularize intestinal transit while enriching the microbiota.

A few recipes:

Sesame Glazed Aubergines

Sesame Glazed Aubergines

As well as these 5 foods—which contain either prebiotics or probiotics—know that more or less all fiber rich foods (fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grain cereal products) are good foods to keep your digestive system, and its bacteria, healthy!


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Jef L'Ecuyer

Jef L’Ecuyer

Registered Dietitian, RD at SOScuisine.com

Member of the Quebec College of Dietitians (OPDQ) and Dietitians of Canada,Jef graduated from McGill University in December 2014. Recently graduated and passionate about culinary arts, Jef poses a simple, effective and practical look at daily meal planning. With this in mind, she works in conjunction with the mission of SOSCuisine…

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