Hey, I get it, you are inundated with information, marketing, and advertisements about which
probiotic is the best for you.
If you struggle with keeping up with that information, if you're confused about how
to best improve the normal, healthy gut bacteria, then you need to watch this video to its completion.
My name is Dr. Ryan Shelton.
The reason I value this information is, it cuts across the board.
Not only are these suggestions helpful for your digestion, but they can help significantly
with immune health, they can help with mood, anxiety and depression, they can help with
digestion, they can help with your whole body health and wellness.
So pay attention to this suggestion on how to best improve your normal, healthy gut bacteria.
Now, of course we need to do things like, avoid things which kill the healthy bacteria,
avoiding things like antibiotics, or at least limiting them unless they're absolutely necessary.
But, this tip is about eating fermented foods.
Fermented foods come from culture, to culture, to culture, to culture, to culture, and they're
different because each culture has their own type of fermented foods.
I'm going to go through nine of the most important fermented foods, because studies show that,
yes, you can take a probiotic, but eating fermented foods includes many more strains
of probiotics, and they're more likely to stay in the gut and help with digestion, with
mood disorders, with your immune system.
So nine fermented foods I want to go over.
The first one is Kefir.
Kefir is one of my favorite super high in probiotics.
It's a fermented dairy product made from cow, goat or sheep milk, that is basically a drinkable
It's much higher in probiotics than yogurt, and it also contains high levels of Vitamin
B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Biotin, Folate, Enzymes, and of course hundreds of
strains of probiotics.
Number two, Kombucha.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, and it contains a colony of bacteria
and yeast that's responsible for initiating the fermentation process once combined with
a little bit of sugar.
Due to the fermentation process, you receive hundreds of strains of healthy probiotics.
It does have ... Kombucha also has trace amounts of alcohol, but not enough to get you intoxicated
or feel any difference.
Just a tiny amount of alcohol, so don't be afraid of that.
Number three, Sauerkraut.
Sauerkraut is one of the oldest traditional foods.
Very long roots in German, Russian and Chines cuisine for example.
Sauerkraut means, sour cabbage, and Germany, although the Germans weren't actually the
first to make sauerkraut, it's used and eaten daily.
It's made from fermented greens, or red cabbage, green cabbage, or fermented greens.
It is high in fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and B Vitamins as well as Manganese
Store bought sauerkraut is decent, but making your homemade sauerkraut is more powerful
than store bought sauerkraut.
Number four, pickles.
So again, store bought pickles are not nearly as effective as pickles that you make yourself.
Fermented pickles contain a ton of vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants and gut friendly
So, there are tons of homemade pickle, homemade sauerkraut recipes online, I would encourage
you to check them out.
Number five, Miso.
Miso is created by fermenting soy beans, barley or brown rice with Koji, a type of fungus.
It's a traditional Japanese ingredient recipe in Miso soup.
I have two young boys, and one of their favorite meals is Miso soup, it's amazing.
They're two and four years old, they love Miso soup.
It tastes great, and it's high in healthy probiotic bacteria.
Number six, Tempe.
Tempe is another beneficial fermented food made with soy beans, and it's a great product
combined soy beans with the effective probiotics that stick in your gut.
When it sets for a day or two, soy bean becomes dense, cake-like, and it contains both probiotics
and a healthy hefty dose of protein too.
Tempe is similar to Tofu, but fermented, but not as spongy or grainy tasting.
It's quite tasty actually.
Number seven, Nato.
Nato is a popular food in Japan containing fermented soy beans.
It's sometimes eaten for breakfast in Japan, and commonly combined with soy sauce.
It contains high amounts of healthy probiotics.
Number eight, Kimchi.
Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean dish that's made from vegetables including cabbage,
plus some spices, healthy spices for your gut like, ginger, and garlic, pepper, other
It's often added to Korean recipes like Rice Bowls, Ramen, or Bibimbap.
And, number nine of course, what you're most inundated with is, yogurt.
Yogurt is fermented dairy products mostly from cows, although also made from sheep and
Essentially, yes, yogurt and kefir are unique dairy products, because they are highly available
and one of the top probiotic foods that many people eat on a regular basis.
It's recommended when buying yogurt to look for three things.
First, that it comes from goat or sheep milk if you have trouble digesting cow milk.
Second, that it's made from milk of animals that have been grass fed, and third, that
So, incorporating fermented foods, and again, each culture has their own form of fermented
foods, it can boost your healthy gut bacteria in ways that taking a probiotic supplement
Now, we've created a probiotic supplement called, Probiotic T50, which is one of the
most powerful probiotic supplements out there.
It contains 50 billion organisms.
That's almost ten times as much as most grocery store probiotics, and it contains 11 strains.
Most probiotic supplements that you take only contain one, two, maybe three or four strains,
ours contain 11.
So, if you incorporated these fermented foods into your diet, and take our Probiotic T50
supplement, you can change the dynamic of these important organisms that live in your
gut, that improve digestion, that improve anxiety, depression, that super boost your
And that's what I like about it is, it's a therapeutic intervention that you can get
dietarily, you can get through a supplement, that across the line can improve your overall
health and wellbeing.
Now, I want your feedback.
I want to know where you're from and what kind of fermented foods in your culture, you
What's helpful for you, because I'm continually passionate about improving your health.
I certainly think that my most important role is, Doctor, which is Docere, it means teacher.
So, I'm here to teach you on how to gain more value out of your food, out of your diet,
out of your supplements.
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