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What to expect from week 2

Let's get ready for week 2! The next step in understanding the intimate link between food - the human microbiome - health.
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During week 2 Journey of Food you will learn how foods are digested and how they interact and modulate our gut microbiome.

You will understand more about fermented foods and their characteristics and finally you will be exposed to the concept of probiotics and prebiotics.

There will be lots more opportunities for you to discuss with us your thoughts and to reflect on your learning as the week comes to an end.

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