Probiotics foods, drugs and Yogurt in Ghana…examples of probiotics in Ghana
Why take probiotics? For overall health of your gut!
Probiotics are live bacteria that can be taken as supplements or in fermented meals. They support a healthy gut bacterial balance and have been linked to a variety of health advantages, including weight loss, digestive health, immune function, and more. Probiotics are living microorganisms.
The key to gut health is to have more good bacteria than harmful bacteria. Poor lifestyle factors, on the other hand, can shift the balance in favor of the bad bacteria. Taking probiotics introduces more of the good guys to stave off pathogenic invaders.
Probiotics can be found in fermented foods and cultured milk.
Upon ingestion, it provides a wide range of health benefits and known as “health-friendly bacteria”
⭐️Few health benefits of probiotics are-
✅It keeps our gut healthy🤩
✅Lowers body weight🦹
✅Improve our skin🧕🧔
✅Keeps heart❤️ healthy
✅Relieves stress & many more….
⭐️Some of the Living microorganismas are –
Ghanaians can fulfill their probiotics need by adding yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, buttermilk, etc. in their everyday diet….🍱
Healthy Probiotics Foods in Ghana
Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea drink.
This popular tea is fermented by a friendly colony of bacteria and yeast. It is consumed in many parts of the world, especially Asia.
Pickles (also known as gherkins) are cucumbers that have been pickled in a solution of salt and water.
They are left to ferment for some time, using their own naturally present lactic acid bacteria. This process makes them sour.
Pickled cucumbers are a great source of healthy probiotic bacteria which may improve digestive health.
They are low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, an essential nutrient for blood clotting.
Natto is another fermented soybean product, like tempeh and miso.
It contains a bacterial strain called Bacillus subtilis.
Natto is a staple in Japanese kitchens. It is typically mixed with rice and served with breakfast.
It has a distinctive smell, slimy texture and strong flavor. Natto is rich in protein and vitamin K2, which is important for bone and cardiovascular health.
A study in older Japanese men found that consuming natto on a regular basis was associated with higher bone mineral density. This is attributed to the high vitamin K2 content of natto.
Other probiotic foods and drink in Ghana include: kenkey, pap(Akamu or ogi), garri water , soaked garri, kefir, fermented Millet, maize and sorghum, coconut water etc. Hollandia yoghurt and Greek yoghurt is good probiotic in Ghana.