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Life-Space Team March 16, 2020 3.5 minutes

There are many different strains of Lactobacillus bacteria, some even have specific health benefits. So how can you get more Lactobacillus into your diet? 

Let’s meet Lactobacillus

You’re already in a cosy relationship with Lactobacillus, which lives in your mouth, gut and vagina. You feed it the necessary nutrients and it helps you metabolise food and does its best to crowd out ‘bad’ bacteria.

Here are some of the most common Lactobacillus strains and their known health benefits:

Lactobacillus and lady bits

Lactobacillus is usually the dominant bacteria in the vaginal flora of healthy women. Lactobacillus helps to maintain our vaginal health by ensuring there’s less room for potentially harmful microbes and by producing some antimicrobial compounds that help keep them at

Life-Space Women’s Microflora Probiotic contains six Lactobacillus strains to help restore and balance healthy vaginal flora, complementing our dietary efforts.

 

Lactobacillus-rich foods

Your diet is another way to get some Lactobacillus, so give these five foods a try: 

1. Yoghurt
Read the label. L. bulgaricus is a commonly used starter culture with known health benefits. Other strains, such as L. acidophilus, may be added as probiotics.

2. Sauerkraut
This fermented cabbage dish is rich in friendly bacteria, including several strains of Lactobacillus.

3. Kefir
Kefir grains are a combination of lactic acid bacteria and yeast, fermented into a thin yoghurt-y drink. Its precise microbial composition varies, but Lactobacillus is always present.

4. Sourdough bread
Lactobacilli are the most important group of sourdough-fermenting bacteria.

5. Kimchi
This Korean dish even has a Lactobacillus strain named after it, kimchii.

 

Hopefully you’re ready to start loving your Lactobacillus.

 

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your medical practitioner.

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