SELF Principle Podcast

Fiber versus Fermented Food: What's better for gut health?

August 18, 2021 Sean Hashmi, MD Episode 24
SELF Principle Podcast
Fiber versus Fermented Food: What's better for gut health?
Show Notes

How does fiber compare to fermented foods when it comes to optimal gut health? Fiber has been shown to lower cardiovascular mortality, cancer mortality, and even all-cause mortality. As little as 10 grams per day increase in fiber can help protect our heart, our kidneys, improve our gut and lower our cancer risk.

Fermented foods have been shown to lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Examples of fermented foods include kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, tempeh, natto, miso, yogurt, kimchi. Let’s look at a head-to-head comparison of high fiber foods vs fermented foods for our gut microbiome health.