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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What Else to Eat

While the main component of a probiotic diet is increasing your intake of probiotic and prebiotic foods to improve gut health, a diet rich in essential nutrients is essential as well. This means that on a probiotic diet you should eliminate saturated fat as well as added sugar and make sure to get tons of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein into your day. You should eat three meals and two snacks per day on this plan that follow a healthy diet rich in prebiotics and probiotics. This diet is for someone who wants to not only potentially lose weight, but improve their gut health, their eating style, and live an overall healthier life.

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