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Health benefits of Fermented Food

A trending topic in nutrition, is Fermented Foods. Fermented foods contain large amounts of probiotics – ‘good’ bacteria, that populates our gastro-intestinal (GI) tracts. A probiotic is any live micro-organism which, when consumed in adequate amounts, offers some form of a health bene?t.

The clinical evidence for probiotics is strongest for the treatment of diarrhoea, especially when caused by antibiotics. There is also potential benefit in treating irritable bowel syndrome. Some studies also point toward a benefit for depression, inflammatory bowel disease, prevention of certain infant allergies such as atopic dermatitis, and an overall general protection against infection;

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