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More good news about pre- and probiotics

Our feature story this month, "Get Cultured," details all kinds of reasons—from digestive wellness to preventing eczema—to cultivate friendly gut flora. Maybe you already eat lots of yogurt or kimchi (a super-yummy Korean dish available in most natural products stores). Maybe you also know the importance of getting plenty of prebiotics, too. Well, here's another reason to keep up the routine: New research says that pre- and probiotic supplements may have antioxidant properties, reducing oxidative stress in the body, potentially lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease.

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