Eating yoghurt and pickles daily can prevent serious diseases

Common fermented foods can prevent diabetes, arthritis

Adding just a few basic fermented foods like yoghurt, fermented pickles, cottage cheese and kanji can help in prevention of several serious disease, says a recent research. Simple tweaks in diet can reduce inflammation and thus keep deadly diseases at bay.

02/5​Why fermented food is needed

​Why fermented food is needed

A diet rich in fermented foods enhances the diversity of gut microbes and decreases molecular signs of inflammation, according to researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine. In a clinical trial, 36 healthy adults were randomly assigned to a 10-week diet that included either fermented or high-fiber foods. The two diets resulted in different effects on the gut microbiome and the immune system.

03/5​What to eat

​What to eat

Eating foods such as yogurt, kefir, fermented cottage cheese, kimchi and other fermented vegetables, vegetable brine drinks, and kombucha tea led to an increase in overall microbial diversity, with stronger effects from larger servings. “This is a stunning finding,” said Justin Sonnenburg, PhD, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology. “It provides one of the first examples of how a simple change in diet can reproducibly remodel the microbiota across a cohort of healthy adults.”

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