From: Roots of Wholeness
Probiotics, is a buzz word? They are important for so many aspects of health. This article written by Dr. Mercola explains the many health benefits one stands to gain from healthy gut bacteria. Ancient people did not take a pill to derive these health benefits. People around the world since ancient times have used fermentation to naturally preserve food before there were refrigerators and canning machines. These methods of preservation naturally enhanced health by introducing friendly organisms into the body and increasing the nutritive value of the food. Sauerkraut, pickles, yogurts and kefirs are probably the most popular but there are many interesting options such as kimchi, fruit relishes and chutneys, lacto-fermented ketchup and mustard, kombucha tea, and much more.