Gut health — not super glamorous but absolutely essential to maintaining your overall health. Good digestion means better mood, increased energy, an enhanced immune system, and a flatter tummy (hey, that might sound superficial, but bloating is no joke). Drinking plenty of water, eating lots of fibrous veggies, and eating on a schedule all help regulate your digestive system, but it’s probiotics — “good” bacteria — that do a lot of the heavy lifting.
We’ve already done a deep dive into what probiotics are and why you should take them, and we have a few killer kombucha recipes we DIY on the regular, but we’re always on the lookout for simple, effective ways to add probiotics into our diets. All this is to say — we’re stoked to try the first-ever cereal that has probiotics right in the mix — Kellogg’s Special K Nourish Berries & Peaches with Probiotics.
It’s the only dry breakfast cereal from a leading brand to contain live active probiotic cultures — and it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated (hello, new desk breakfast). Most probiotics actually don’t need refrigeration, but the food products that contain them do (think yogurt, kefir, and kombucha), which sets cereal apart from the rest of the market. There are approximately 65 million CFUs, or colony forming units, of probiotics per serving, contained in the yogurty pieces. You’re also getting fiber and iron with the peach-flavored flakes, strawberries, blueberries, and peaches, making it a delicious and convenient way to boost your digestive health.
As Christie Crouch, Director of Marketing for Special K, explains, “Our goal is to empower women to feel confident in their food choices. We know digestive wellness is top of mind for many women and it can be tough to sort through all the options out there.”
We’ll admit that our usual cereal game is more decadent dessert and less healthy breakfast, so the idea that we can get protein, fiber, and probiotics in a single serving is seriously appealing.
Are you down with this new probiotic dry cereal? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know if you’d try it!
(Photo via Kelloggs, featured photo via Getty)