Good Probiotic Foods

This is a relatively new area I have entered into, but I must tell you, I’m really enjoying it.  As you know I’m on this journey too, making one change and then another in my diet as I work towards superior health and normal weight. It’s wonderful to know there are good probiotic foods you can make at home because I thought probiotics were something you had to buy in capsule form… and guess what,  I hate swallowing capsules!  I’m terrible at it… I gag.  Never have been any good and will always look for an alternative to swallowing a capsule.  Guess I should have gotten over that ages ago, but I generally find another way.

My main source of potential probiotics was through yogurt.  I’d try to buy the best I could making sure the little bugs were still alive and not added to the container and then cooked.  Oops the little critters can’t last when being heated.  So I knew there were “good” yogurts and “hopeless” yogurts in the market place and bought accordingly. Naturally I went for plain unsweetened.

More Exciting Ways

But gradually it came to my attention that there are other ways and was quite excited when I realized I could actually make them at home.

Years ago I had bought a sauerkraut in a tin and thought it was really horrible.  Ugh!  No thanks… I’d go without sauerkraut if that’s what it tastes like.  Then I read online somewhere that if you’ve only tried tinned sauerkraut and didn’t like it, you owe it to yourself to try a home-made version.  Well, long story short… I made my own and loved it!  Now I keep some in the fridge all the time.

That was the beginning… I’ve since moved out into other things and am looking forward to trying others.  Please share your favourite fermented/cultured foods with me… I’d love to hear about it.  Leave a message in the comments below.

I now regularly make:probiotic foods

  • Kombucha
  • Milk Kefir
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tomatoes and Basil
  • Various cultured veges

One of my friends is preparing some Water Kefir grains for me.  Can’t wait to receive them and get started.

This is not only a cheaper method of obtaining probiotics for you and your family, but from everything I’m reading, each one contains different strains of bacteria.   The super good news is that apparently there’s a lot more good bacteria in the foods you prepare at home then is in a lot of the capsules you buy. You’ll find them fun to make and really it’s very satisfying to have all these good probiotic foods to add into your diet.  As I go I’ll explain more about each one of them.

Warm regards,
Marilyn Williams shares her experience of the difference it made when she concentrated on building her health rather than trying to lose weight

 

 

Marilyn Williams

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3 Comments:

  1. Hey Marilyn, I really appreciate your site. I eat pretty healthy but I know I’m not eating perfectly right for my body. I definitely don’t feel as good as I want to. I have made a decision to reform my lifestyle to get as healthy as possible. I already know a lot but based on how I feel I need to know a lot more! I really appreciate your in site. I have recently started making my own Kambucha! and I am very excited about it 🙂 I am glad to know that it is so good for my tummy! I have digestive issues but I believe that most of what ails us can be fixed by diet. I am book marking your page! I am so glad to be able to learn from you and be able to ask questions too!! Thanks so much!
    ~KayliAnne

    • Isn’t it interesting Kayli how you can just “know” you are still missing the mark, just a tad! When you are listening to your body and comparing things it becomes quite obvious is something is not right. I trust that as you continue to improve your diet that it comes to be more than obvious and you can make the necessary changes.

      I’m not there yet neither, I would be lying if I said I was. But as I research and learn and definitely try to apply what I’ve learned. Little by little.

      I’m excited about Kombucha also although I haven’t written that much about it yet. In fact, all probiotics are marvellous for gut health. I’m moving into this area more and more.

      Please continue to share your journey with me because I am certain we can learn from each other. If you have anything that you’d like me to research for you, just say and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂

  2. I stay healthy a few dfeierfnt ways. Firtst, I walk with my dog every day. We go about 3 miles a day. Next, I work out with my husband at home. Instead of watching tv and sitting on the couch, we work out to our favorite prime time programs. Lastly, we stay healthy by watching what we eat and keeping healthy food in the house. I make a trip to Aldi for fruit and vegetables 1 to 2 times per week. That way we can afford produce.

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