Fermented Foods: 4 Things You Need to Know About This Food Trend! by Felicia Stoler
a year ago
Kombucha? Kefir? Yogurt? What exactly are the rules when it comes to fermented foods? Here are four things you might not have known!
- Fermentation is natural. Fermentation is the natural process microorganisms use to break down one substance into a simpler one.
- Supermarket fermented foods may not contain live beneficial organisms. Many products found in the supermarket have been pasteurized – this destroys friendly organisms.
- Beneficial bacteria supports more than your digestive health. Your gut flora is a great tell in regards to how your immune system is functioning.
- Fermented foods aren't the only way to support your gut flora. Some dietary fibers, called prebiotic fibers, support the growth and stimulate the activity of beneficial bacteria. This fiber is present in tasteless and odorless supplements like Regular Girl, an on-the-go prebiotic fiber/powder I use to support my health and digestive system.
Give fermentation a try!