As part of National Science Week, the City of Wanneroo are welcoming Dr. Jo Rees, from Edith Cowan University to discuss research about the benefits of including fermented foods in our diets for better gut health.
From sourdough bread to yogurt, fermented foods come in many varieties and flavours. This session will introduce you to the world of fermented foods. You will learn what are they are, how they are made and why we should eat them.
It will also include a brief overview of the gut microbiome and its relationship with our health: how certain foods can benefit us through our gut microbiota and how fermented foods are good for both our gut and our health.
Dr. Jo Rees is an Accredited Practicing Dietician with a background as a chef and sports coach, currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow in the area of gut health. Her particular area of interest is how we should target nutrition as a preventative strategy to tackle population issues such as declining mental and physical health. This has guided her quest to better understand the gut microbiome and its role in the maintenance of both.