You’ve heard about the “good” bacteria that live in your gut that help aid digestion and boost immunity. You can support these bacteria by taking probiotics in food, drink, and supplement form.
Eat foods cultured or fermented with lactobacilli—like miso, tempeh, unpasteurized sauerkraut, kefir (a fermented milk drink), and of course, yogurt.
Maureen Williams, ND, says consuming foods that lactobacilli like to eat can ensure that the bacteria thrive in your gut. Make their favorite foods some of yours, such as bananas, onions, garlic, and Jerusalem artichoke.