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 to Drink

There aren't too many beverage restrictions on a probiotic diet except for things that have a lot of added sugar. You can drink coffee, tea, water, 100% citrus juice (just no more than 8 oz per day), and kombucha on this plan. You are allowed one alcoholic drink per day, but if you can you should limit your alcohol intake to one drink once per week for better results.

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Put a twist on a classic Old Fashioned by adding maple syrup for the perfect fall cocktail. Serve at your Thanksgiving dinner and enjoy the warm flavors.