These act as a natural preservative and give fermented foods their distinctive zest and flavour. It smells a lot like the cider, I'm just a little worried about air-borne bacteria and what not, it certainly smells like it is alcohol. Probiotic bacteria can carry genes that confer resistance to antibiotics. A recent study showed this antimicrobial effect of probiotic Lactobacilli strains found in commercial yoghurt. Arthur Ashkin (L) was awarded for his "optical tweezers" which use lasers to grab particles, atoms, viruses and other living cells. Big mess, that.). The planet stands clearly out, visible as a bright point to the right of the center of the image, which is blacked out by the coronagraph mask used to block the blinding light of the central star. The most common reaction to fermented foods is a temporary increase in gas and bloating. While there are a wide variety of health benefits that can happen from consuming fermented foods, these may not work for everyone. These antibiotic resistance genes may pass to other bacteria found in the food chain and gastrointestinal tract via horizontal gene transfer. But in some cases probiotics fail and bacteria can actually secrete toxins, so the product may be hazardous. It won't hurt you. A London study reported the first case of a 65-year-old diabetic patient whose liver abscess had been caused by probiotic consumption. Pluto has a 'beating heart' of frozen nitrogen that is doing strange things to its surface, Nasa has found. Fermented foods have become very popular, thanks to claims about their nutritional properties and reported health benefits, such as improving digestion, boosting immunity and even helping people lose weight. I should probably mention the stuff isn't pasteurized. And, a recent Malaysian study showed probiotic lactobacilli bacteria in kefir carry resistance to numerous antibiotics, including ampicillin, penicillin and tetracycline. Small bubbles in the apple juice, or a slightly cloudy appearance are also indicators that the apple juice is fermenting and should not be consumed. I've been making beer, cider, and mead at home for about 5 years now and work in a brewery professionally. Tips for making lacto-fermented foods in cold weather. (Let that go on too long, it could explode the container. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Dr Sidney Tamm of the Marine Biological Laboratory could not initially find any trace of an anus on the species. African elephant poaching rates have dropped by 60 per cent in six years, an international study has found. The highly social birds will also remember that person if they come near their nests again, according to researchers from the University of Exeter. Enjoy it. Treatment with probiotics can cause serious infections, such as pneumonia in vulnerable people and systemic infections, including sepsis and endocarditis. One study found that low-histamine diets reduced headaches in 75 per cent of participants. If it doesn't smell like death, it's fine - you can definitely tell if something bad's got a hold of it. The bones belonged to two large rodent species and a small shrew-like animal, Scientists at the University of Maryland have created a fabric that adapts to heat, expanding to allow more heat to escape the body when warm and compacting to retain more heat when cold, A study from the University of Tokyo has found that the tears of baby mice cause female mice to be less interested in the sexual advances of males, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a report which projects the impact of a rise in global temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius and warns against a higher increase, The nobel prize for chemistry has been awarded to three chemists working with evolution. Why fermented foods could cause serious harm to your health. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Fermented foods in moderation are a great sources of probiotics, Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events, Manal Mohammed is a lecturer in medical microbiology at the University of Westminster. Some people are sensitive to histamine and other amines, and may experience headaches after eating fermented foods. Probiotics are generally safe for the vast majority of people. This spectacular image from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope is the first clear image of a planet caught in the very act of formation around the dwarf star PDS 70. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Drink it. Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou were jointly awarded the prize for developing chirped-pulse amplification of lasers, The Ledumahadi Mafube roamed around 200 million years ago in what is now South Africa. It was extremely fizzy, so maybe it's still fermenting quite a bit, so it's a low alcohol content? However, in rare cases, they can cause infection – especially in people who have a compromised immune system.