Confused about the buzz around dairy and whether you should consume it or not? With concerns about lactose intolerance and claims that dairy can increase inflammation, it’s no wonder people are advocating against it. But it’s not always so black and white – in fact, cultured (or fermented) dairy is particularly beneficial. It can often […]
We’ve all heard how healthy probiotics can be for you — but what exactly are they? We’ve got answers for all of your probiotic-related questions. Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about probiotics and their benefits.
At the start of the year, E! News predicted that sauerkraut would be one of the trendiest foods of 2015. That’s because the crunchy, tangy fermented side dish is overflowing with healthy probiotic bacteria. In fact, all those good-for-you bugs are likely what prompted iconic integrative physician Andrew Weil, MD, to call sauerkraut “a living […]
A new psychiatry research study out of the College of William & Mary and University of Maryland found a potential link between probiotic-containing fermented foods like pickles, kimchi, and kefir, and social anxiety. They discovered that young adults who eat more fermented foods experience fewer symptoms or social anxiety, with the effect proving strongest among those at genetic […]
Why yes, that is us you read about in the August issue of O: The Oprah Magazine! In “Sweet on Tart” on page 90, readers are encouraged to discover “the power of sour” and start incorporating tart foods like kefir into their diets. The article features many great nuggets of information about why you should […]
There’s been a lot of buzz around cultured and fermented foods recently, and for good reasons. While some may of these good bacteria-rich foods have strange-sounding names – kimchi, miso and kombucha, for example – kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut and yes, even wine and beer, are fermented foods that offer some surprising health benefits. Fermentation, or lacto-fermentation, […]