VIDEO - The types of food fermentation you need to know to improve fat levels.

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Your advice today is coming from Dr. Shilpa Ravella. Shilpa is a gastroenterologist with expertise in nutrition and an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she directs the Adult Small Bowel Program, managing the gastrointestinal evaluations and medical care of adult intestinal and multivisceral transplant patients. Dr. Ravella holds a B.S. in Biology from MIT and an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She has a strong background in intestinal disease, having completed her gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Illinois in Chicago with advanced training in nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.

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The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest, produce important nutrients, regulate the immune system, and protect against harmful germs. And while we can’t control all the factors that go into maintaining a healthy gut microbiome, we can manipulate the balance of our microbes by paying attention to what we eat. Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut, including the types of fermentation you need to be aware of to increase your good fat levels at 3:15 (Yes there are such things as good fats!)

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