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Learn to Love: Fermented Foods

Just the term "fermented foods" sounds, well a little . . . odd. Yogurt, an every day fave, is a fermented food. Add to that list the international flavors of sauerkraut, Korean kimchi, and miso. These foods all contain probiotics, lactobacilli created during the fermentation process, which have been shown to reduce breast cancer risk, protect against yeast infections, and boost immunity. They even help with the absorption of the mineral iron. Who knew that a modest bowl of miso was a probiotic powerhouse?


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GradGrl75 GradGrl75 9 years
I love me some i am craving it! =)
Puzzle2397 Puzzle2397 9 years
Looks like all the kimchi i'll be eating in South Korea will be doing me some good =)
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i had no idea about miso--awesome! i love the stuff.
emalove emalove 9 years
I had no idea! And I absolutely love miso soup.
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 9 years
Everytime I've tried miso it tasted very similar to bacon and grossed me out. But I'm good with the other stuff.
oilinwater oilinwater 9 years
I have the flu and I am absolutely CRAVING the live cultures of Kombucha. I wish some nearby stores would stock this amazing fermented drink. I have some miso in the fridge though - thanks for the reminder! Love the miso!
nancita nancita 9 years
That is great to know about miso.
squirrellypoo squirrellypoo 9 years
that's great that miso contains probiotic - I didn't know that! I can't stand the taste of yoghurt so I was afraid my poor stomach was missing out.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Love it all!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
its good to know the foods i love are good for me too bring on the miso & kimchii!
MindayH MindayH 9 years
Love miso and yogurt!
Papaver Papaver 9 years
I love love love miso!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Good to know. :)
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
Yeah i had no idea but miso soup is so absolutely delicious.
kia kia 9 years
I had no idea that the probiotic lactobacilli could help reduce breast cancer risk or that it helped in iron absorption. This is news to me and luckily I think miso is yummy.
michlny michlny 9 years
I love fermented foods! From kimchi to miso to tempeh to sourkraut! Healthy foods ARE delicious!
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