Before refrigeration, foods were preserved by fermentation, but today, we rarely eat fermented foods – and that's not a good thing. Fermented foods contain probiotics, healthy gut bacteria that increase digestion, nutrient delivery, and immune health. Scientists believe probiotics in fermented foods like sauerkraut were crucial to gut health thousands of years go.
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