History provides us a few clues on how different cultures promoted their intestinal health before modern times. Years ago, people used fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut - as food preservation.  Here are a few examples:

  • During Roman times, people ate sauerkraut because of its taste and benefits to their overall health
  • In ancient Indian society, it became commonplace (and still is) to enjoy a before-dinner yogurt drink called a lassi. These Indian traditions were based on the principle of using sour milk as a probiotic delivery system to the body
  • Bulgarians are known both for their health and their high consumption of fermented milk and kefir
  • In Asian cultures, pickled fermentations of cabbage, turnips, eggplant, cucumbers, onions, squash and carrots still exist today
  • People of the Ukraine consume probiotics from foods like sauerkraut, raw yogurt, and buttermilk

The interesting thing was most of these dietary habits were born from tradition... at the time, no one really knew or understood why they were so healthy to your digestive system.

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Ancient Indian culture (as well as today), promoted intestinal health with a raw yogurt drink called lassi -
full of probiotics



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