Fermented Foods: Diet and Nutrition’s Best-Kept Secret of the Century!

Fermented Foods: Diet and Nutrition’s Best-Kept Secret of the Century!

Fermented Foods: Diet and Nutrition’s Best-Kept Secret of the Century!

BellyStomach health can be greatly improved by meal planning with fermented foods; an easy way to add healthy bacteria to your diet.

Real ferments pop. They bubble beneath a liquid brine. They have enough snap in them to chase away a crampy stomachache or even heartburn. Fermented foods are that good.

The art of culturing our food with lactic acid bacteria has been around for generations. And yet, most of us have forgotten about all that goodness that is locked into a jar of homemade sauerkraut or truly fermented dill pickles.

Nowadays, traditionally fermented foods like sauerkraut and pickles swim in white vinegar on supermarket shelves. White vinegar may give the right kind of sour tang, but not the many health benefits that we receive from friendly bacteria.

The friendly bacteria found in fermented foods and probiotic beverages are valuable to our health and to our well-being. For example, when good bacteria go missing from the diet for too long, we begin to see:

  • Imbalances in immune function, such as reoccurring allergies.
  • Compromised gut health, which includes thing like constipation and heartburn. and unexplained weight gain.
  • Brain fog and mood disorders, like anxiety and depression.
  • Acne and other skin troubles.

Repairing the inner ecology of the digestive tract is at the heart of addressing so many of the common health problems we face today. And this begins with fermented foods. Studies show that probiotics fare better in the stomach when they are consumed in the form of a fermented food or drink1.

These pages contain healthy sources for introducing fermented foods into your diet: One Step Better Than Raw Foods, Build a Strong and Resilient Inner Ecosystem, Modern Renditions of Traditional Favorites, and a delicious Spirulina Salad Dressing Recipe.

Fermented Foods: Nature’s Probiotic Source

Fermentation was at one time an important way to preserve food. Without refrigeration, human beings had a limited number of ways to store food for long periods of time without it spoiling.

As it turns out, the same bacteria that help us to preserve food also play an essential role in gut health and in a well-balanced immune response. Friendly lactic acid bacteria are so vital to our well-being that nature intended for our first contact with the outside world to be with these good bacteria.

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