gut health & fermented foods

Gut health is something I am very interested in and I really enjoyed exploring this topic. It is estimated we have 200g of bacteria in and on us at any time (1). Our bodies contain almost as many bacteria as we do human cells, with some on our skin, mouth, and nose but the largest amount being in our gut (2). Changes in the gut has widespread effects on our overall health, and many things can affect our gut microbiome composition including our dietary intake and foods such as fermented ones.


In this piece I look into what fermented foods are, about gut health and what the evidence is currently showing us about the impact of eating fermented foods on our gut health.


You can find this blog here: https://rhitrition.com/fermented-foods-gut-health/


References

(1) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991899/

(2) https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/give-your-friendly-gut-bacteria-a-helping-hand.html

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