Eating foods with probiotics can help ease symptoms of IBS. Probiotics are live microorganisms that are good for you, especially your digestive system. They are generally considered safe to consume. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can impact people with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) and include symptoms like abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. 

Probiotics can help people with IBS and PF. Many people with PF and IBS have reported relief with their IBS symptoms by eating foods that contain probiotics and by taking a probiotic supplement with their meal. In addition to writing blogs about vitamins, supplements, and herbs that can help people with PF, our organization has done extensive research on the combination of probiotics and systemic enzymes and seen promising results.

In this blog, we’d like to focus on a simple list of foods you can incorporate into your day to include more probiotics in your diet. This can potentially improve your quality of life. One of the easiest ways to add probiotics to your diet is by eating more fermented foods. Food manufacturers often label their probiotic-rich products as containing “live culture” or “active culture.” Here are examples of foods that naturally contain probiotics: 

  • Kombucha
  • Yogurt
  • Sauerkraut
  • Miso
  • Kefir
  • Tempeh
  • Sourdough bread
  • Acidophilus milk
  • Sour pickles

Whenever people change their diet, it may impact digestion initially and feel uncomfortable at first. Before deciding that your body doesn’t agree with a certain ingredient, consider eating it at different times of day to see if that makes digestion easier. Everyone’s health situation is unique so please consult with health care professionals to determine what is best for you.

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