- January 28, 2022
While fermented and aged foods have been around for thousands of years, little was known as to why they were so beneficial to our health. Probiotics were first discovered in by Stamen Grigorov in 1905 in Bulgarian yoghurt, and since then have been praised as one of the most powerful supplements to our gut health.
Probiotics are considered “good bacteria” that help us absorb more nutrients from food, reducing the inflammation and the effects of digestive disorders like diarrhoea. This also ties to brain function as probiotics can increase the quality of intestinal chemicals like serotonin needed for our general well-being, reducing afflictions like anxiety and depression.
Probiotics can be found in many fermented and aged foods like cheese and yoghurt, with non-dairy options like pickles and fermented vegetables like soya beans and cabbage. It is recommended to slowly incorporate probiotic food sources slowly into one’s diet, as a sudden increase can cause bloating and constipation as your body didn’t have time to adjust.
For probiotic drinks, we proudly carry Amul Buttermilk Masti, Lassi and Shrikhand. Tasty things don’t always have to be unhealthy!
For savoury probiotic varieties, we proudly carry pickles and chutney by Pachranga, Prome, Telugu and Vimal. Flavourful and healthy!
Keen on knowing more about pickled foods? Check out our article on the benefits of pickled foods here!
Health benefits of taking probiotics – Harvard Health
8 Health Benefits of Probiotics (healthline.com)
Probiotics Affect Mental Health (healthline.com)
Side Effects of Too Much Probiotics – How To Deal With – Probiotics Council
17 Probiotic Foods for Better Gut Health and More – Dr. Axe (draxe.com)