Fermented and Cultured Foods: the surprising health benefits

An interesting read on 500 various species of bacteria, or ‘flora’ that exist in our bodies and are vital to keeping us healthy. 

Five ways bacteria help
Twenty-four hours a day our gut flora work to help us thrive. Here’s a top five list of
chores the microbes do for us:
1. Prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria by recognizing and squashing out the
invaders that might make us sick.
2. Aid digestion by breaking down food, extracting nutrients and even synthesizing
some nutrients (such as vitamin K and biotin).
3. Regulate the constant regeneration of the gut lining.
4. Produce hormones that regulate fat storage.
5. Prevent depression.

To read the full article, visit the link below:

http://jensfavoritethingsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/fermented-cultured-foods_-the-surprising-health-benefits-_-pcc-natural-markets.pdf

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