Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on February 19, 2016

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Megan Moyer; Registered Dietitian

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MEGAN MOYER: Probiotics are actually good healthy bacteria that naturally occurs in our digestive track. Probiotics have been found to actually help keep harmful bacteria at bay, help boost our immune system, help improve our gastrointestinal tract, as well as ease some symptoms of lactose intolerance. Most people can actually benefit from taking probiotics, but it's also important to know that you can get it from food as well.

You can get it from fermented dairy products, such as yogurt, keifer, as well as other nondairy fermented products, like tempeh, soy, kimchi, miso, and sauerkraut. And prebiotics are actually the food for our healthy bacteria or probiotics. So we want to keep them healthy. We want to keep them fed. And the way that we do that is have more fruits and vegetables and whole grains.