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Fermented food: why eating sauerkraut helps your gut stay healthy

Elena Hramova/Shutterstock Manal Mohammed, University of Westminster For decades fermentation was used to preserve foods, enhance shelf life, and improve flavour. But many people are not aware about the health benefits of fermented food. Fermented foods are generally defined as “foods or beverages produced through controlled microbial growth, and the conversion of food components through enzymatic action”. That might be …

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A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

Sacha Vega/iStock The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find out the answers. If you were asked where the human body’s nervous system is located, you’d probably answer “the brain” or “the spinal cord.” But besides the central nervous system, …

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