In this edition of Urban Reads, we explore the connection between our immunity and the fast food movement, fermented foods (and the perk of making sourdough bread at home!), and the quality versus quantity of those 10,000 steps a day.
1. This article from Examine.com explains how fast food affects our immune system in the long term, and why your body might treat that fast food cheeseburger just like an infection.
2. You’ve likely seen an increase in all manners of fermented products at the grocery store. Greek yogurt, kefir, kombucha, kimchi, and even sauerkraut are all the rage these days. But why? This article explains how these fermented products are good news for your gut flora and overall health. https://www.theguardian.com/
3. Many of us are using Fitbits, Garmins, or Apple Watches in an effort to track our steps. The goal is often to hit 10,000 steps a day. This article below explores whether it’s the number of steps or the effort behind them that really counts.
If there is anything you’d like to see more of in Urban Reads, let us know in the comments below! We’d love to know what you have been enjoying as well.