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The Miracles of Apple Cider Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: Life extension specialist Paul C. Bragg and his family are among America’s health crusaders for natural apple cider vinegar (ACV). Their books and bottled ACV have helped millions by enhancing growth, health and offering a key to longevity. For example, Bragg’s method for fighting arthritis is to drink an ACV …

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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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Miso: What It Is and How to Use It

By Emma Grace Fairchild: Miso is synonymous with the cloudy, salty soup served as an appetizer before sushi, but it has a much richer culinary history and application than many people know. Traditionally made in Japan, it is a paste of soybeans and grains fermented with the koji mold, and …

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Kombucha Under Attack from Federal Oversight

By Kim Robson: Here at Green Mom, we are big fans of kombucha. In case you’re not familiar with it, kombucha is a centuries-old beverage, popular in countries such as Russia, China and Korea. It is well known for its health benefits. The probiotics in kombucha can improve the digestive …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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