We asked a holistic health practitioner which foods she's reaching for to feel well.
Originally Appeared on Bon Appétit
Why they’re good: “The gut is our first line of defense, internally,” says Robinett, responsible for protecting and balancing our immune systems. Eating naturally probiotic-rich foods—like kimchi, sauerkraut, tempeh, and miso—can boost the amount of good bacteria in our guts and help us ward off pathogens and disease.
How to use them: We love a comforting miso curry—heavy on the miso. And this unassuming tofu stew harbors half a cup of kimchi! Bonus points for the ginger and gochujang, but more on those kids later.
Things to note: If you really want to get serious about bacteria, taking a probiotic supplement can help. Robinett says you want to look for “a high quantity of bacteria and a diversity of strains.”See recipe.