Gut Instincts

Supermarket nutritionists could have told you years ago that cultured dairy products, such as yogurt and kefir, include naturally occurring bacteria that help calm and regulate the digestive system. These beneficial bacteria now popularly referred to as occur naturally in many other foods as well, ranging from sauerkraut to miso to kombucha. Now, however, scientists are isolating and studying bacteria

Supermarket nutritionists could have told you years ago that cultured dairy products, such as yogurt and kefir, include naturally occurring bacteria that help calm and regulate the digestive system. These beneficial bacteria — now popularly referred to as “probiotics” — occur naturally in many other foods as well, ranging from sauerkraut to miso to kombucha.

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