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Discover the Digestive Benefits of Fermented Foods

“Friendly” bacteria can be good for you—but be sure you know what you’re buying.

February 2014 — Dating back millennia, fermented foods are among humanity’s oldest attempts to preserve food. But today these foods are newly popular for their purported health benefits. Fermented foods, ranging from sauerkraut to yogurt, are increasingly being seen as a boon to the gut—and in turn to benefits not only for digestive health but possibly also for allergies and even weight loss.

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