Packaged foods made with a shot of probiotics are kind of like those boxed cereals that boast about being fortified with extra vitamins or minerals. You know you're probably better off just eating something that doesn't come in a box or bag, but the added dose of nutrition makes the item in question seem so…wholesome.
But is it, really?
In the case of probiotic-added foods, the answer is still largely up for debate. (Vitamin-fortified ones are another story.) More and more, patented probiotic blends like GanedenBC30 are showing up in packaged foods—and manufacturers say that these strains can give you a health boost.
And in the case of certain products—like probiotic-infused dark chocolate—that very well might be true. But when it comes to some other foods, there's no amount of added good bacteria that could make them worth eating. Here are 6 of them.
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