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Have Some Rotten Cabbage, Won't You?

The Case for Fermented Foods

(Why You Should be Adding Fermented Foods in Your Diet)

Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, tempeh, and miso are great sources of probiotics. The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” (2) Probiotics are essential in maintaining a healthy gut. Gut health is important in having an optimal functioning immune system.

How probiotics may help you:

· Boosts the immune system.

· Reduces systemic inflammation and the incidence of chronic illness.

· Lowers metabolic syndrome risks and aids with

· Probiotics reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with clinical depression

· Lowers total and LDL cholesterol.

· May lower blood pressure

· Faster recovery from infections, such as the common cold

· Fights digestive disorders including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Helicobacter pylori, irritable bowel syndrome, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

People with compromised immune systems, may have adverse reactions, including infections, from probiotics.

Always speak with a healthcare provider before starting a new dietary regimen


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