Finding easy ways to incorporate vegan probiotics into your diet is not hard at all! All it takes is some prior knowledge before heading into a grocery store and you'll be walking out with a ton of great sources! Below are some easy to find foods that will give your diet a good dose of vegan probiotics.
Fermented foods are a fun way to icrease your intake of vegan probiotics. Most of these foods aren’t typically found in Western cuisine, so this is a perfect excuse to go out and treat yourself at your favourite Korean restaurant!
- Kimchi – fermented cabbage often eaten as a side dish in Korean cuisine
- Sauerkraut – another form of fermented, sliced cabbage eaten as a side dish in Eastern European cuisine
- Miso – traditional Japanese seasoning made by fermenting soy beans. It is most often found in miso soup at Japanese restaurants
- Tempeh – fermented soy bean cake often eaten as a side dish or even a main in Indonesian cuisine.
Kombucha is a variety of fermented teas that are exploding in popularity in the past few years. Just take a walk into Whole Foods and notice all the different kinds of Kombuchas that different companies produce!
Supplements are a quick and efficient way to get probiotics into your system. Granted, getting your intake through natural foods is always the preferred way, but nonetheless supplements are definitely a viable source of vegan probiotics.
Sourdough bread is a dream come true for carb lovers. Not only is it a great source of vegan probiotics, but it is very low on the glycemic index (a scale that measures how much carbohydrate dense foods increase your blood sugar level) compared to other breads. This is a great way to satisfy those carb cravings without worrying too much about sugar intake!
Pickles are extremely easy to find in almost any grocery store, and are great for munching on as a snack. Add them to any sandwich or salad for a flavour kick and probiotic boost!