When you see a nationwide health chain make a move to include gut-healthy, probiotic-rich snacks at its 2000+ locations, you know it's more than a passing trend. As MindBodyGreen reports, CVS will begin stocking four gut-healthy snacks this month, including 3 Bears Oatmeal, Farmhouse Culture Kraut Krisps, Brad's Crunchy Kale With Probiotics, and GoLive Probiotic & Prebiotic Water. The snacks will be a part of CVS's "Go With Your Gut" snack zone, which was designed to provide customers with healthier alternatives to processed snacks and sugary drinks.
The move is important for the food industry as a whole. For far too long, it's been considerably cheaper to eat an unhealthy, processed diet and more expensive to eat anything with nutritional merit. Moves like CVS's make eating healthy, particularly eating for gut health, more financially accessible to all. Read up on the pharmacy's new gut-healthy snacks below, and look out for them at your local CVS.
"Three Bears oat products are proudly oat-based. Each oatmeal cup contains 7 to 8 grams of protein and 8 to 10 grams of fiber per serving," said the company's director of marketing, Craig Spalding, in a press release. "These nutritional benefits paired with the live probiotics and allergen-free ingredients make for the perfect balance in breakfast nutrition." The cups are also gluten-free and non-GMO and contain Ganeden BC30 probiotics.
These chips are made with 100% organic produce, including sunflower seeds, chickpea miso, and, obviously, kale. "Because we never bake or fry our snacks, they retain all of the benefits of fresh produce," explains Brad's website. "And we've added shielded probiotics to promote digestive and immune health."
GoLive's pre- and probiotic drinks make it insanely easy to get your daily dose of gut-healthy bacteria. Its products include high-quality, non-GMO probiotics, prebiotics, amino acids, vitamins, and electrolytes and were researched, developed, and formulated by microbiologists and registered dietitians, according to its website.
Farmhouse Culture's Kraut Krisps have been around for quite some time now and, as such, have accrued more than a few fans on Amazon. The gluten-free chips are made with dried sauerkraut, which is a gut-supporting food, in addition to one billion CFUs of probiotics. Favors include Dill Pickle or the Zesty Garden Veggie.
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This story originally appeared on MyDomaine.