Fermented foods contains natural probiotics which can support digestion and strengthen your immune system (some scientists say up to 80% of our immune system is contained within our gut). They also help to maintain healthy gut flora – reducing bloating, constipation, allergies and yeast infections. These probiotic powerhouses include: miso, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, beet kvass and pickled vegetables, all of which are available in your local health food store or can be made at home (Here’s an easy recipe!). These foods are quite powerful, you only need a few small spoonfuls a day to keep your gut health in check.
Tip: Fermented foods are great to consume following a round of antibiotics to help restore the health of your digestive and immune systems.
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The best part? Unlike other superfoods on the market that cost a fortune- this ancient health tonic can be made right in your own kitchen with little time or money, and provide you with the same, if not more, benefits.
We want to know: have you tried fermented foods? What’s your favorite and do you prefer homemade or store bought?