Do you remember that saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? Our parents used to say that, probably just to get us to eat apples, because we hated visiting the doctor’s office. This article is interesting because a study found that 8 ounces of an apple contained over 100 million bacteria and that organic apples were found to contain a more diverse array of different types of bacteria that is healthy for one’s gut, which leads us to believe that there are so many unknown benefits in choosing to eat organic. It is also fascinating that our scientists are conducting more research every day in trying to understand the gut microbiome and how diverse bacteria in our gut can solve some of our major health problems, but also strains of bacteria that contribute to health problems. The NY Times published this article in studying the microbiome to understand if any collection of bacteria contributes to obesity or if introducing new types of bacterial can change ones metabolism. These researchers are looking into how to change an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one for improving your cholesterol. Today we can find probiotics sold in the form of capsules that can be taken orally to help build the bacteria in ones gut, but because the research doesn’t yet back up exactly what types of bacteria are good or bad for ones microbiome, we farmers think it is better to try and get those probiotics naturally through diet, which not only includes eating a diversity of vegetables, but also adding fermented foods such as yogurt and kraut into your diet.
You will probably need to white list our email to receive correspondence from us because we have changed our email from farmer@MountainHarvestOrganic.com to Farmer@MountainHarvestOrganics.com (our email is organics plural).
Your Farmers (and cleaning staff),
Carl and Julie
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