Gut Health

The Gut Microbiota At The Intersection Of Diet And Human Health

Gut

  By Christopher L. Gentile, Tiffany L. Weir et al in Science.   Abstract Diet affects multiple facets of human health and is inextricably linked to chronic metabolic conditions such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Dietary nutrients are essential not only for human health but also for the health and survival of the trillions […]

The Health Benefits Of Fermented Food

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  By Patsy Westcott in SAGA Magazine.   Fermentation is one of the hottest food trends right now – but why all the fuss about this ancient method of food preservation? Fermented foods have been part of our diet ever since our ancient ancestors cottoned on to the idea that fermentation helped to preserve food. With the […]

Probiotic Foods Are ‘Mostly Useless’ And Don’t Really Support Gut Health, Scientists Say

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  By Josh Barrie in iNews.   A research team has said that foods branded as probiotic, such as yoghurt and milk drinks, have little impact on the body. Foods hailed as ‘probiotic’ have been called mostly ‘useless’ by a team of scientists who have been studying their effects. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science […]

What Are Fermented Foods And Which Are Best For Improving Our Gut Health?

Gut Health

From BBC’s ‘Trust Me I’m A Doctor’.   Traditionally many different cultures have used the process of fermentation to preserve foods. In India lassi was a common pre-dinner drink, Asian cultures enjoy pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips and eggplant, kefir originated in the northern Caucasus Mountains and sauerkraut is associated strongly with Germany. Other fermented […]

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