What are probiotics?
Many health crazes come and go, but one that’s sure to stay for quite some time is probiotics, aka the good-for-you bacteria that lives in your gut and is also found naturally in fermented food as well as supplements. “We are just scratching the surface understanding all of the ways that probiotics benefit our health, but some of the big ones include for weight maintenance, digestive health, allergies, mental health, and immunity,” explains Abbey Sharp, RD, founder of Abbey’s Kitchen. When choosing a probiotic, she recommends looking for one that contains multiple strains of bacteria, since each type of bacteria has unique functions. Here’s why it’s time to get the facts straight about probiotics.