Healthy Eating
March 13, 2018 By Rosie Schwartz, RD
Five reasons to eat fermented foods

Are you familiar with the terms probiotics and microbiome? They have been receiving a lot of attention in the past while, and for good reason. While antibiotics are used to kill harmful bacteria in your body, they can also wipe out healthy bacteria present in your gut. Probiotics introduce beneficial bacteria, through food or supplements, into your gut. Many people are surprised to learn that there are trillions of bacteria or microbes living in our intestines, which together are known as your microbiome. The various types or strains of bacteria and their balance can play a major role in maintaining good health and fighting disease.

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