At this time of year when holiday foods reign, it’s hard to resist all of the tasty dishes and tempting desserts. It’s the perfect time to look at foods that aid our digestive systems. Fermented foods do just that. They promote healthy microflora in the gut and help break down food in our stomach, releasing more nutrients and decreasing heartburn. Some of them keep us feeling full with less food, which means we are less likely to over eat.