Most probiotics on the market are from dairy sources, vegan probiotics are still not that readily available. They are indeed required by a lot of people as the most common allergy is dairy. if you are on a dairy-free diet, you need to make sure you are taking these.
Why Vegan Probiotics?
Whatever the reason for becoming vegan, you need to choose the correct supplements to suit your lifestyle. Vegan probiotics are better tolerated and will often work better than dairy-based probiotics.
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Food choices for obtaining or increasing the amount of prebiotics and vegan probiotics include Sauerkraut, and other fermented foods such as Kimchi, which is a spicy, fermented cabbage dish that is popular in Korean cuisine. Other food sources of natural vegan probiotic sources include Pickled vegetables, Kombucha, Water Kefir, Tempeh, Sourdough Bread, and Miso.
Probiotics and Western Diet
However, the western diet especially in the UK is not very high in these foods, therefore probiotics in the UK need to be supplemented.
Digestive issues are becoming increasingly difficult to deal with, as diets are generally poor and do not provide the body with correct nutrition.
The gut is now known to be linked to many other chronic type ailments, including mental illness. Many recent media headlines have talked about the connection between the brain and gut axis. We need to educate ourselves on changing our diets for better gut health. More probiotics research is needed as it appears in the future we could prevent many illnesses by enhancing our gut flora.
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