Transcript for Mom shares how she incorporates probiotics into her family's daily meals
Now to "Gma's" food boost, probiotics. Good bacteria taking over store chefs so what's all the hype about? Paula Faris is breaking it down for us. Reporter: It's the kind of bacteria that is actually good for you. With the exclusive probiotic Activia helps regulate you. Reporter: Probiotics are most commonly found in yogurt but now companies are cashing in on the fad. Marketing products with added probiotics like juice, waters and even brownie mix. It has a probiotic. Probiotics help to build up that beneficial bacteria and keep the gut healthy. We think that, you know, it may help against microorganize niches that are unhealthy. Reporter: There is some evidence they help with some respiratory tract infection and fighting bad gut bacteria. The marketing might be outpacing the science for others. In foods like sauerkraut or miso, there is a fermentation process and in that process the probiotic kind of grows, right? Then there's some foods where they're actually adding the probiotic to it so it's fortified. Aliza, mom of two growing girls regularly puts them in her daily meals. What did you notice right away. Whatever I ate if I incorporated probiotics, I would never get an upset stomach. Digestion became regular and easy. She invited us over to share her tricks. This was all in either your fridge or cabinet. These are my staple foods this. Is what I cook with and I eat every single day. For breakfast we have beautiful farm fresh eggs. What I like to do is take my turmeric infused sauerkraut and just put them right on top. This is a sort of healthified stir fry and it's in our kimchi and we put it on top. Some other foods present that have naturally occurring probiotics. Pickles that have been pickled in water and salt rather than vinegar. Pickles are probiotics. Yes. Pickles are probiotics. Pickleses are probiotics. Paula Faris, ABC news, new York. She's there with Paula. Here with me. Maya feller. Tell us some foods already have probiotics in it and some they add it. Over here we have our staples like yogurt. We expect to see them there. Here's surprising food like chocolate, pickles, olives, kimchi, these are the ones that are naturally occurring. Over here we see the fortified foods where they've added it in. Baby food, pizza dough, I mean, really, oh, my goodness and also seeing it in waffles. It's everywhere. So what could affect the count in foods. One of the things we know is that how it's stored might be affected actually temperature can change the live active microbes, also sugar added sugars, we don't know how that's going to affect it as well so it's very interesting and we also want to know that people, you know, they're consuming it but the research is not there yet. Not there yet but they're believing itnd I drink this just like you. People ask me all the time what is in my glass upstairs. I'm a huge fan. Thank you. We will be right back.
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