Experts agree that fermented foods are a healthy choice. The importance of a healthy gut microbiome has resulted in an explosion of “health food” options on supermarket shelves; however, are all fermented foods good for you? There is good evidence that fermented foods can help in some ways, but you need to be careful when choosing which foods, you eat.
About 70% of a person’s immune system machinery is associated with their gut. The microbiome plays an integral role in how well the immune system functions. Keeping the gut healthy will help the body protect itself from disease.
There are some simple steps that groups of people with high risk of infection can take to minimise the potential severity of getting sick. In these times, improving gut health and your immune system will help, particularly for those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes.
The microbiome is very important to improved health and disease control. Probiotics and postbiotics are important parts of good gut health, but prebiotics are the most important of all three.
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