Do you eat fermented foods? You should!
Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years. Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food. This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted.
Not only is the food preserved but it is made more healthful and nourishing than it was before!
There are many benefits of fermented foods to your diet.
1. Makes food more digestible.
2. Fermented foods have more nutrients.
3. Chock full of good bacteria (probiotics).
“It's worth noting that each mouthful of fermented food can provide trillions of beneficial bacteria—far more than you can get from a probiotics supplement, which will typically provide you with colony-forming units in the billions. I thought this would be a good analysis, so I tested fermented vegetables produced with our probiotic starter culture to determine their probiotic potency and was astounded to discover they had 10 trillion colony-forming units of bacteria. Literally, one serving of vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of a high potency probiotic!”
4. Helps keep your immune system healthy.
5. Helps curb sugar cravings.
6. Lactic acid promotes growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
7. Increases flavor of foods.
Making fermented foods at home is easy! We have numerous recipes on our site for you to start your process.
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How To Ferment Foods
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I also like to take probiotic supplements, especially if I haven't been eating a lot of fermented foods. Do you take one?
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