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Your stomach is far more than just a bag full of acid.  Your gut does a lot for your body.  Not only does it help you to breakdown and convert food into usable energy for your body, it also acts as a line of defense against germs and bad bacteria. However, your stomach can’t do this all on its own. Your stomach relies on the good bacteria, known as probiotics, to help keep you healthy.

Although your stomach functions without your conscious effort, it does need your help to optimize its health.  You might wonder how you can help, well it is much simpler then you might think. One of the best ways you can help improve your stomachs health is to simply eat the right things.

If you’re confused as to what the right things are, then you have come to the right place. What follows below is a full guide to the best probiotic filled fermented food recipes for your gut health.

Yogurt

What is pungent, full of flavor, and one of the best things for your gut health? It’s yoghurt!  Yogurt has become a popular dish in many cultures because of its strong sour flavor and its incredible health benefits.

Not only is yogurt full of probiotics, it also contains essential vitamins and considerable a amount of protein. Here are a few flavorful yogurt recipes that will enhance your probiotic eating experience.

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Apple Crisp Yogurt by The Organic Dietitian.

Pumpkin Yogurt with Gingersnap Granola by The Organic Dietitian.

Kale Chips with Spicy Yogurt Dip by The Organic Dietitian.

Kefir

Kefir, just like the more famous fermented food yogurt, is packed full of helpful and healthy probiotics. In addition to its Probiotic benefits kefir is high in protein and vitamin B1 and B12.

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Kefir is actually a grain that is made up of a combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeasts. To unlock the full potential of kefir probiotics place the kefir grain in raw organic milk and allow it to ferment.

Although kefir tastes great on its own these recipes are sure to enhance its flavor.

Chai Spiced Kefir by Cultures for Health.

Chipotle Avocado Kefir Sauce by Cultures for Health.

Water Kefir Soda by Wellness Mama.

Kimchi

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Kimchi is a traditional favorite food for the Korean culture.  Kimchi is usually made of cabbage that has been allowed to ferment for a long period of time. This fermentation process results in the cabbage developing lactic acids which contain powerful probiotics.

Kimchi’s sour flavor can be a bit of an acquired taste, so to help you effortlessly assimilate kimchi into your diet why not try a few of these delicious kimchi recipes,

Grilled Seitan Kimchi Mac and Cheese by Vegan Yack Attack

Quinoa, Barley and Pickled Vegetable Salad by A Traveling Cook.

Basic Raw Sauerkraut by The Organic Dietitian.

Tempeh

Tempeh is one of the best foods you can get your hands on if you are interested in improving your gut health. Tempeh a food extremely high in protein (15 grams for every ½ cup), and is full of iron and most importantly probiotics.

Tempeh can be a tricky ingredient to cook with, even for the most experienced chefs. So, to help you on your way to being a probiotic food master, here are a few simple tempeh recipes you can try.

Baked Sriracha Tempeh Bowls by The Muffin Myth.

Chili Con Tempeh by La Tortoise.

Tempeh with Avocado Mousse and Black Rice by La Tortoise.

Source: http://www.theorganicdietitian.com/the-ultimate-fermented-round-up/

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