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What are the benefits of cultured or fermented foods?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
When you eat cultured, or fermented, vegetables like kim chi and sauerkraut, fermentation unlocks a more potent nutrient value in these foods, so you're getting more vitamins. The colors of these foods signal the presence of antioxidants, which are restorative and combat the damage stress does to the body. Cultured vegetables are an excellent source of good bacteria, which nourish the digestive system and help to mitigate the stress response in that area of your body.


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