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Top 5 Fermented Foods To Boost Your Whole Health

We need to take care of our bacteria. Our gut is the biggest part of our immune system and the place where are most of our 100 trillion bacteria. Unfortunately, many modern products among household products, cosmetics, antibiotics and processed food kill our needed bacteria.

Here´s where fermented foods come into play. Probiotics boost the gut beneficial bacteria, thus improving our digestive, cardiovascular and immune health. Read on this article to know 5 of the best, cheapest, and easiest to get fermented foods.

What Are Fermented Foods

Lacto-fermentation is a process where micro-organisms – such as bacteria, yeast or molds – break down proteins and carbohydrates in food. The process preserves the food and creates lactic acid, enzymes, vitamins, omega-3 and probiotics. Natural fermentation preserves the nutrients and makes it more digestible.

Top 5 Fermented Foods For You To Try

Sauerkraut, or fermented cabbage is easy to make. The only thing you need is cabbage and salt.

Pickles are well known and loved by many people. These days they are often made with vinegar.

Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans and grains. They are full of essential minerals, vitamins and consist out of millions of beneficial microorganisms.

Tempeh, another form of fermented soybeans is full of protein and amino acids.

Vinegar is made through fermenting wine or cider with a bacterial culture.

Making your own fermented foods is cheap and easy, but if you decide to purchase them make sure they are raw and unpasteurized. Pasteurization kills the good bacteria.

When you decide to add more fermented foods to your diet to improve your intestinal flora, start slowly and allow your body to get used to them.

Original article published by Healthy And Natural World. See here.


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