5 Probiotic Foods Super healthy For Your Gut And The Benefits Of Probiotics

Probiotics are also addressed as good bacteria that help keep your body healthy and running well. Certain foods have probiotics (good bacteria) in them naturally and can benefit your health. In this article, Dr Kausthub Desikachar talks about 5 probiotic foods super healthy for your gut and the benefits of probiotics. 

The term “Bacteria” normally panics people and is habitually seen negatively as something that gets you infected. But, there are two kinds of bacteria in your body — good bacteria and bad bacteria. Probiotics are good bacteria located in your gut primarily and other parts of the body like the mouth, lungs and vagina, liable for everything from nutrient absorption to immune vitality. Dr Kausthub Desikachar says when you get an infection, it is the work of the bad bacteria, thumping your system out of balance. Then comes the job for the powerful good bacteria in our body, which aids in excreting the bad bacteria, restoring the system’s balance. This balancing act is a natural process that happens in your body all of the time. 

Benefits Of Probiotics

  1. More powerful immune system
  2. Controlled cold and flu
  3. Healthier breathing
  4. Safeguards from allergies
  5. Enhanced digestion
  6. Healthier gut
  7. Cures inflammatory bowel disease
  8. Diminished skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis
  9. Reduced cholesterol levels
  10. Boosted energy levels
  11. Rectifies urinary tract infections
  12. Weight management

 Dr Kausthub Desikachar says if you want all of these benefits, then it’s time to start consuming probiotic foods for better health. In fact, there are a number of probiotic foods out there that are delicious and easy to incorporate daily as part of a healthy diet. 

5 Probiotic Foods Super healthy For Your Gut

1.Raw A2 Milk

Raw A2 cow’s milk is exceptionally high in probiotics. Pasteurized milk lacks healthy bacteria, and only high-quality, raw A2 milk that has not been pasteurized has probiotics in them and other immense benefits for health.

2.Yoghurt & Cheese

The most traditional probiotic food is yoghurt, if it originates from grass-fed animals and has not been pasteurized. Yoghurt, made by fermenting A2 cow’s milk and is rich in gut-friendly microorganisms. Today, yoghurt can even be made from non-dairy milk like coconut milk or almond milk, which is way too healthier.

Cheese made out of A2 cow milk is again potent in probiotics. Pasteurized or processed compounds does not have helpful, good bacteria in them. Unpasteurized milk is acknowledged to have probiotics in them if the cheese is aged for 60 days. 

3.Idli & Dosa

Relish south Indian food? Well, there’s happy news for you. Most south Indian specialities prepared by fermenting rice and lentils are a rich source of probiotics. Idli, dosa and other similar dishes prepared by undergoing fermentation help develop gut-friendly probiotics.


Pickles, prepared from soaking in saltwater, help the growth of good bacteria during the fermentation process.

Indian gooseberry, raw mango, tomatoes, garlic, carrots, corn, and even apples can easily be turned into pickles at home, which is healthier than buying it from the local markets. 

5. Green Peas

Green peas fermented is again a potent probiotic. It contains leuconostoc mesenteroides, which makes it a healthy, gut-friendly probiotics. 

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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