GO WITH YOUR GUT
Not everyone is about that fermentation life though. Some point out that many fermented foods on the market don’t actually have enough probiotics in them to have any of the real health benefits listed. While others are concerned that many products contain too many probiotics, which studies have shown can cause painful bloating (whoop! You know all the things about that now), headaches, and other health ailments. More on that, here.
These days, health food stores are literally brimming over with fermented food products, from the aforementioned kombucha to kimchi and kraut. But buyers beware! According to Thompson, not all packaged fermented foods are created equal. More specifically, she recommends looking out for sugar, salt, and pesticides which are “the biggest sneaky culprits” found in fermented foods. She also recommends going rogue and dabbling in making your own fermented foods at home, which can be a fantastic low-cost option. Here’s a delicious recipe to get you started.
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BLOAT
Put down the bubbly
Poppin' TUMS like M&Ms