Most of us know a few nutrition basics like including fibre in our diets and avoiding processed foods as much as possible, but fermented foods aren’t on most people’s radar. Seattle-based registered dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti explains why they’re healthy and why you should keep an eye out for them when considering your diet.
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Eat more fermented foods. Fermented foods offer probiotics, which help replenish healthful bacteria in our colon (important for many purposes). Whether it’s drinking kombucha (a fermented tea), trying out kimchi at a Korean restaurant, making your own sauerkraut, or eating more yoghurt (FYI: there are now almond, soy and coconut-based yoghurt available), fermented foods are a great addition to any diet.
If you’re looking to eat a bit healthier, keep fermented foods in mind. They’re a very useful component in your diet.