The origin of fermenting foods in Japan can be traced to China, circa 300 B.C., with the making of koji, a mash of grains fermented with Aspergillus oryzae, which is used to ferment other foods. The early Chinese recipe was brought to Japan by a Zen priest, who added soy.
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Dairy Pros and Cons
Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults includes examples of dairy products such as low-fat milk and yogurt, because these are excellent sources of nutrients you may not be getting enough of as you age. These nutrients include calcium and (in fortified dairy products) vitamin D for healthy bones,
Q: Does it matter when I eat fruit? Should I eat fresh fruit before lunch and before dinner or after lunch and after dinner?
A: Diane McKay, PhD, associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School, replies: “It looks like there is a common myth out there about the timing of fruit consumption.
There’s nothing like suffering from debilitating chronic fatigue symptoms AND digestive issues. Unfortunately, many people suffer from both. It’s not at all uncommon to be dealing with fatigue and bowel problems, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), simultaneously.[1,2] In this article, you’ll learn how taking probiotics helps chronic fatigue symptoms and can
When I was a student, I used to get sick every Christmas break. I’d make it through the stress of midterm exams in mid-December and be looking forward to a two-week break from school. Then—voila—I’d come down with a nasty cold or the flu and be miserable for a good
Your gut is home to trillions of friendly microbes, which are primarily bacteria, but also include some yeasts, which support health. You acquire these probiotics naturally, at birth, but many factors can affect the composition and number of your gut microbes over time, such as diet, antibiotic use, and stress.