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Probiotics are great for your gut. Here are a few “good bacteria” delivery vessels that keep our runner bellies (and our taste buds) happy.
I discovered Wildbrine when searching for new and yummy ways to incorporate healthy fermented foods into my diet. From salsa to kimchee, everything I’ve sampled from this brand has been a treat. My latest favorite is the Brussel Kraut ($9, wildbrine.com), which is equally delicious straight out of the jar or as an accompaniment to grilled pork, sausages or roasted turkey.
— Allison Pattillo, contributing gear editor
I’m obsessed with the sour taste of kombucha and the good bacteria never fail to soothe my sensitive stomach. However, buying single bottles isn’t good for the environment or my budget. The solution? Kombucha Brooklyn Basic Home Brew Kit ($45, kombuchabrooklyn.com), which has everything you need to brew ’buch’ on the cheap and store it in reusable bottles.
— Jessie Sebor, editor in chief
Related: Why Runners Should Try Probiotics
I start pretty much every morning with Greek yogurt, so the Yoplait Plenti Spiced Apple ($1.60, plentiyogurt.com) is a no-brainer for me. The little zing of sugar, plus the probiotic benefits, make my gut smile and my post-run smoothies taste that much better. Of course, I’m not only loving on spiced apple—the other seven flavors rock as well!
— Caitlyn Pilkington, web editor
I started using Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS ($23, jarrow.com) about five years ago when my doctor told me I was experiencing symptoms veering toward irritable bowel syndrome. I’ve had so much success staying pain-free with these probiotics that I take them religiously every night. Note to stomach trouble sufferers: Staying hydrated is very helpful too!
— Nicki Miller, managing editor