Fermented foods receive a lot of attention for one reason or another. Is this justified?
Fermented foods are an ancient technique of preserving food, including cheese, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir and kombucha. These foods are rich in probiotics which help to keep your digestion healthy by populating the gut with beneficial gut bacteria. With the link between the gut and the brain, fermented foods also have an impact on brain health as well as the immune system. Seventy percent of our immune is found in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue, therefore a healthy gut is essential for a strong immune system.