Saturday, March 2, 2013

Fermented Foods and Gut Flora

"Our ancestors may not have been aware of the details of gut microbe populations but intuitively knew they helped preserve not just the food, but their health. Unfortunately, as our need to preserve food disappeared, we've simply gotten out of the habit of making these foods and including some at every meal.

"Probiotics" has become a buzzword in response to the current understanding of how the gut works and the role fermented foods play in keeping our flora happy. "

Fermented & cultured foods: the surprising health benefits | PCC Natural Markets