Traditional remedies, some with a long history, and natural foods are in vogue and sparking some of the latest health trends. By Balvinder Sandhu
Every so often, in today’s fast-paced world, information about the latest food studies or trends start to generate a buzz among those seeking to boost their health.
Some of the recent trending “superfoods”, as they often get dubbed, include those with traditional and natural origins. Here are six superfoods with a positive reputation for helping to achieve a healthier you.
Fermented food products contain healthy bacteria, and ingesting foods containing live bacteria – also known as probiotics – on a regular basis is especially useful for people suffering from digestive issues. Other effects of probiotics are the promotion of overall good health and enhancement of immunity.
As such, fermented drinks like kefir (above) and kombucha, both with roots in Eastern Europe and Asia, have gained popularity as health foods.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that’s often described as a kind of “fizzy yogurt”. Meanwhile, kombucha is made from either a green or black tea base and has other fermented ingredients added to it.
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September - October 2018