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What are some vegan foods high in probiotics?

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Vegan foods that contain probiotics can be found in foods that have been fermented. Popular dairy-free fermented foods include sauerkraut, sourdough bread and sour pickles.

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Soy or nut milks are another way to bring probiotics into a vegan diet. Most of these dairy-free milks are naturally treated with good bacteria in their treatment process, and several brands are actually starting to add live cultures to the final product. Olives are another great source of natural probiotics because of the briny solution they are pickled in. Both non-dairy milks and olives are great staples to incorporate into a healthy vegan diet because of their versatility. Each can be an ingredient in a large number of popular recipes, such as oatmeal, soup, or pizza.

Probiotic supplements are available over the counter at most pharmacies, but if a daily supplement is unavailable or undesired, try to get the daily recommended dosage through fermented foods. Fermentation is a process in which yeast and bacteria are introduced to foods to convert sugars into acids or alcohols. At the close of the fermentation process, good bacteria is left over that can be consumed directly by eating the fermented food. Example of fermented foods include kimchi, sauerkraut and miso.

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