We’re well into winter, and if you’ve managed to avoid getting sick– good for you. If you haven’t, you can avoid getting sick by adding probiotics to your diet.
You can eat either a probiotic-rich yogurt, or take a probiotic supplement. A study from 2017 found people who ate probiotic-rich yogurt were found to have beefed up immune systems compared to those who only took a sugar pill. Probiotics seem to interact with microbes in our intestines, doing a variety of things, including helping keep viruses and bacteria from taking hold. Not to mention probiotics help with good digestion.
If you’re buying yogurt you should look for one that has to be refrigerated, says it contains “live and active cultures,” and contains at least six grams of protein, but no more than 200 calories, 4 grams of fat, or 30 grams of sugar. Check out Two Good Yogurt. It’s pretty good.