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You have heard about probiotics and are keen to include these gut-friendly bacteria in your diet. But which food items will have the most impact on your gut health: The cultured milk drink or yoghurt? Also, is that kimchi or miso soup in your set meal worth having?
Adults need about 1 billion to 10 billion colony-forming units (CFUs) of probiotics a day, said Jaclyn Reutens, a clinical and sports dietitian, and founder of Aptima Nutrition & Sports Consultants.
Growth of probiotics in your gut can be stymied by a low fibre intake, foods high in unhealthy fat, sugar and salt, and foods that are highly processed. Even smoking, alcohol intake, inadequate rest and the lack of exercise can affect how well the probiotics work in your gut.
Finding the right probiotics may take some trial and error, said Professor Gail Cresci, an intestinal microbe specialist with Cleveland Clinic’s Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. And hitting the jackpot may actually mean bloating, gas and changes in your stool patterns. “If you notice no benefits from one product after a few weeks, try a different one with a different strain of bacteria,” she said.
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