Fermented foods and gut health are hot topics lately! From sourdough bread to yogurt, fermented foods come in many varieties and flavors. They are also of great interest for our gut microbiota.

This Gut Microbiota for Health (GMFH) new infographic walks you through the definition of fermented foods and explains how they are made. “Your guide to fermented foods” gives you an overview of their health benefits and answers some important questions related to fermented foods with live bacteria, probiotics, etc.

Do not hesitate to check up on the references for further reading. Please, feel free to share this infographic with your friends and colleagues interested in learning more about fermented foods, gut health, and gut microbiota.


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