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Ask A Nutritionist: Probiotics + Fermented Foods For Health?

By: Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021
  • 1 Minute Read   

In this episode of Ask a Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Kristal Shelden answers the question, "What are probiotics and fermented foods and why are they good for my health?" 

Fermented foods like milk, cheese, kiefer, pickled vegetables and beverages like kombucha are wildly popular around the world. Probiotics are found in fermented foods that offer health benefits when consumed due to their makeup of bacteria also known as live microorganisms. Shelden elaborates on the nutrition science behind these foods and their impact on overall health. 

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Ask a Nutritionist is an educational video series developed by Dairy Council of California and hosted by registered dietitian nutritionists for educational and informational purposes only. It does not provide individualized nutrition advice and is not intended to be a substitute for recommendations made by your doctor, registered dietitian nutritionist or other health professional. Always seek the guidance of your health care professionals for any specific questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition. If you wish to seek clarification,  please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
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Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

Kristal Shelden, MPH, RDN

Kristal is the project manager of nutrition science and a registered dietitian nutritionist.

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