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How to understand the science of fermented foods and our guts - part #1

Updated: May 21, 2020


Gut bacteria, gut health, probiotics, digestion,health, microbes, bacteria, large intesting, supplements, food

Research papers can be dull. We know, we've read our fair share of them and boy they can be so damn long! Who has the time to read scientific papers, let alone critically analyse them? As it turns out, we sometimes do and we love sharing the evidence base when it comes to fermented foods.


So we thought we'd take a recent paper 'Fermented Foods: Definitions and Characteristics, Impact on the Gut Microbiota and Effects on Gastrointestinal Health and Disease' and do all the hardwork for you!


In this 3 part blog series we'll be explaining what to look for when you actually find time to read a paper and how to be critical about what they report (that's in part #1). Then we'll be summarising the key findings about veggie ferments and fermented drinks in part #2 and finally looking at other cool ferments such as soya and sourdough as well as the conclusions you can draw from this paper in