Why a probiotic?
RomarioIen/Shutterstock The idea of these little wonder bugs can be a bit off-putting at first: You’re going to willingly swallow live bacteria? Yep—because that’s what probiotic means. The good news is that these friendly strains of bacteria can help put the bacterial populations in your body back in balance—and that can heal a surprising number of ailments, according to Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, a dermatologist and probiotic expert. Start adding these 7 probiotic foods to your diet.