Probiotics Are the Secret to Gut Health: Here's How I Like Mine

There are so many important ways to take care of the body, and when it comes to physical health, I personally put a lot of effort into prioritizing my gut. After all, scientists have long been saying the gut is the second brain, and if you've ever found yourself with GI trouble, you'd probably believe it. There's an entire microbiome inside the gut, and every person's has different wants and needs. Finding the right balance isn't always easy, but one way to help yours get on the right path is through probiotics, which contain a lot of the same bacteria that already naturally exists in the gut. A balanced gut is thought to boost digestion, immunity, and energy. A balanced gut is thought to boost digestion, immunity, and energy.

We talk a lot about probiotic supplements on THE/THIRTY, but honestly? My favorite way to ingest them is through foods and drinks because billions of them exist in fermented and cultured foods, which just so happen to be my favorites. Think pickles, kimchi, yogurt, buttermilk, and, of course, kombucha. Kombucha, that tangy, fizzy treat that’s also a little funky and fun. I love it so much, I drink half a bottle of GT's Synergy raw kombucha every single afternoon. It is for me what that afternoon decaf cup of coffee is for a lot of people. (It’s not just me because my boss shares my kombucha love.) And I know you can scroll up and see that this is a sponsored post, but it's genuinely been my truth for years. Every kombucha drinker has their favorite brand, and I'm a sucker for the endless flavors GT sells. Its lines of kombuchas are so good because they brew them with organic, raw ingredients like ginger, blueberry, and turmeric (among so many others). After years of drinking its Synergy line, I finally branched out into its other probiotic-packed offerings because probiotic diversity is key for gut health. Read the story to read more about my favorite products from GT’s Living Foods.

"Gingerade is 100% the best flavor and you can quote me on that," as said by senior fashion director Natalie Cantell, my aforementioned boss who clearly shares in my GT love.

Meet the trilogy that is lemon, ginger, and raspberry: A powerhouse trio that tastes as bright and tangy as it sounds.

To celebrate its 25 anniversary, GT's Living Foods released Sacred Life that combines its signature organic, raw kombucha with coconut water and spirulina, giving it the vibrant blue hue.

This limited-edition kombucha gets its ruby-red hue from blood orange and hibiscus and floral aroma from rose.

Gingerberry has been one of my favorite kombucha flavors for years because you get the sweet, aromatic blueberry element alongside a punch of ginger, reminding you you're drinking something good for your body.

Depending on my mood, I may tell you there's nothing better in life than a chilled glass of rosé, but sometimes I crave the flavor without the alcohol. GT’s Classic Rosé kombucha fits those exact occasions perfectly.

To me, pineapple notes and tangy kefir go together like milk and cookies. I also happen to think it's super cool GT has come up with so many tasty and effective non-dairy kefir drinks.

I just don't know a brand that combines flavors as well as GT. Organic pomegranate with a kiss of cranberry? It’s light and sweet, and with all those electrolytes, it provides me with an ample amount of hydration.