When you receive the Seal you begin to nurse your body back to health. One of the best ways to do it is by eating some probiotic foods every day. You will soon be familiar with them, since they are gaining fast in popularity.
Some probiotic foods you already are familiar with, like yogurt and sauerkraut. Those are already popular foods in the United States. A few more you may have heard of are kimchi and kefir.
Yogurt and kefir are milk cultures. They are living foods. That means there is bacteria growing in them. But it is friendly bacteria, similar to what is found inside your digestive system.
That is why the probiotics are beneficial to your health. They make the job of your digestive system easier since they add to its flora. If you drink milk that is not cultured it will bring you down. Cultured milk will not “bring you down.”
In addition to probiotics another category — prebiotics — is growing in popularity. Prebiotics are foods like whole grains and also fruits and vegetables that provide food for the flora of the market america probiotics
Companies have started packaging prebiotics as snack bars and cereals, making them a quick and convenient way to keep yourself healthy when you do not have a lot of time but you do have the desire for health.
In 2007 more than 150 prebiotic and probiotic foods have been introduced on the market in the United States. In 2006 around 100 were introduced, up from only around 40 in 2005.
Probiotics have kept their popularity in Europe, Asia, and South America. Kept their popularity? They used to be popular in America too. Before refrigeration and the compromised Western diet it was one of the main ways food was preserved.
There are also probiotic baby formulas and now probiotic chocolates on the market. But the cheapest way to get probiotics is to make some milk culture yourself, and the easiest way is to make kefir.
It is easy. All you need to do is get some kefir “grains” or which are little living organisms which produce friendly bacteria when placed in milk. Then get some regular milk and simply soak the kefir grains in them for 24 hours.
I use a tea ball with the kefir grains in it. I just soak the kefir grains in the milk, letting it warm to room temperature, and the next morning it has become curds and whey.
“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider, and sat down beside her…” That may be where you have heard of curds and whey. Little Miss Muffet was eating kefir!
The tea ball routine is very clean and convenient. Just simply take out the tea ball and pour some fresh milk into a jar and hang the tea ball on it. You can put some dried fruit in the kefir and let it ferment for a few days