The Ultimate Probiotic Foods Shopping List

Looking to add probiotics to your daily routine? Take this shopping list with you to find the ones that suit you best.

The Ultimate Probiotic Foods Shopping List

Probiotics, also known as good bacteria, keep your gut healthy and ensure your digestive system is running efficiently. With so many different probiotic supplements and foods on the market, it can be tricky trying to pick the right one. When adding probiotics to your diet, check that they include the following strains: L. acidophilus, B. longum, B. bifidum, L. rhamnosus, and L. fermentum.

More: Dr. Oz's Probiotics Guide


Probiotic Cheese

Typically, raw cheese is the only kind that has active probiotics in it, since most of the grocery store cheese that you'll find has been pasteurized, which kills off bad and good bacteria alike. In probiotic cheese, the good bacteria are added back into the product after pasteurization so you can reap all the health benefits.

More: The Ultimate Cheese-Buying Guide

Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.