So why do I talk about gut health and fermented foods? Well, beverages and foods that are cultured are full of live bacteria and yeasts that repopulate our guts and help to create the proper balance between the bad bacteria and yeasts and the good bacteria and yeasts. Our guts are FILLED with bacteria. We have 3-5 pounds of bacteria in our guts.....and yes, it does belong there. That is really amazing when you think about it. Bacteria are smaller than cells......and there are 3-5 pounds of them. We have more bacteria in our guts than we have cells in our bodies! So to say that they are important to our health and wellness is an understatement. And when you understand that the gut is the seat of our immune system, as well as our second brain, you see that gut health is of utmost importance for our wellness.