5 Reasons to try Fermented Foods
Our ancestors have been eating fermented foods since the beginning of time because they store well due to the preservative nature of good bacteria. Centuries of civilizations from Germany to Korea have used these foods for what they offer to healthy digestion.
Centuries of civilizations from Germany to Korea have used these foods for what they offer to healthy digestion. Almost every culture worldwide had a staple fermented food they stand by.
Fermentation takes place when food items have been through a process of lactofermentation where natural bacteria feeds on sugar and starch in the food to create lactic acid. This process preserves the food while creating vitamins, digestive aiding enzymes, Omega-3 fatty acids and multiple strains of probiotics.
Here are some of the top reasons to try fermented foods:
- Improve digestive and bowel health and function
- Increases immunity to help you fight off bacteria and viruses
- Provides additional digestive enzymes to help you break down food
- Rich in ‘good bacteria’ called probiotics
- Removes potential toxins from the food you eat
If you don’t enjoy the strong taste of some fermented foods, you can still get some of the benefits with things like probiotics.
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