7 Fermented Foods to Add to Your Diet

Leslie Beck, RD See Bio

Copyright © Leslie Beck, 2015.

Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

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If you haven’t tried – or let alone heard of – fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha or natto, consider adding them to your menu.  They’ve been part of the human diet for nearly 10,000 years, but only recently have fermented foods become trendy in North America for their purported health benefits.

Research suggests fermented foods can help the body dampen inflammation, fend off cell-damaging free radicals and fight infection.  They’re seen as a boon to the gut and, as such, fermented foods may help prevent digestive problems, allergies, obesity, even mood disorders.

If you’re unfamiliar with fermented foods, the following seven foods will add flavour, nutrients and, in some cases, a hefty dose of probiotics to your diet.

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Copyright © Leslie Beck, 2015.

Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

 

 

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