How to Get Started on a Probiotic Diet

Up your intake of probiotics to lose weight.

How to Get Started on a Probiotic Diet

By Toni Gasparis

Research has shown that the health of your gut bacteria may be important for maintaining a healthy weight. Certain studies have shown that the gut bacteria of people who have a healthy weight versus people who are obese vary significantly. Improve the health of your gut with this probiotic diet plan from nutritionist Frances Largeman-Roth.

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Eat Resistant Starch

Resistant starch is a carbohydrate in food that acts like fiber and helps you feeling full for longer. Resistant starch is also a form of fuel for probiotics and helps them work better in your system. Foods that contain this type of starch are under-ripe bananas, lentils, beans, chickpeas, oats, brown rice, and yams.

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