Food that have undergone a process called ‘fermentation’ are referred to as ‘Fermented Foods’. This is where natural bacteria feed on starch and sugars that then creates lactic acid. This method preserves food and create a highly beneficial strain of probiotics.
IMPROVE DIGESTION AND BOWEL MOVEMENT
Eating fermented foods and drinking fermented drinks benefits your digestive system, balancing bacteria essential for an efficient digestive system, also known to prevent disease, inflammation and improves your immunity.
BETTER AND EASIER FOOD ABSORPTION
Balancing your gut bacteria helps absorption of the essential nutrients in your food. Eat healthy food and fermented foods and you will not require supplements to help digestive issues.
FERMENTED FOODS ARE BUDGET FRIENDLY
We all know that eating a healthy diet can be on the more expensive side, but fermentation is not expensive and it’s fun to do. Sauerkraut is quick and easy.
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
The majority of your immune system reside in the gut. Healthy gut will provide a healthy immune system and fight off common infections. fermented foods are far better than taking antibiotics, though in some cases prescribed medication may be the only option. If that is the case, as soon as you complete the antibiotic course or better still during the course, eat plenty of fermented vegetables to boost those weakened good gut bacteria.
PROMOTE BETTER GUT HEALTH
The lactic acid produced during fermentation boosts your gut bacteria, so keep eating the fermented foods.
IMPROVE FOOD FLAVOUR
Fermented foods taste delicious and are highly nutritious, adding quality to most meals,
REDUCE SUGAR CRAVINGS
Fermented food due to their tangy flavour can reduce sugar cravings, possibly supporting weight management.
The benefits of fermented foods for overall health and wellbeing are great. The power of reducing inflammation, aiding digestion, improving gut function are all essential for balance and function.
Follow and like the @NutritionBodySoul facebook page as we will be delivering Fermentation Workshops in the Southport area this summer.
No matter how hard we try to stick to main meals, only have one or two glasses of fizz, when the festivities are in full swing we so often fail….. the result is an extended waistline with discomfort, feelings of nausea and at worst bum wind!!!
The little black dress looked stunning as you left for the party and four hours later you cant wait to get into your PJ’s and set your belly free!
Yet the following morning you will be paying the price for that extra mince pie, two bottles of pink fizz and whatever else grabbed your attention…..
So you need to prepare in advance, you need to boost your happy gut bacteria so they are working at optimum levels before you indulge.
When your digestive system is working effectively everything flows smoothly, as soon as you upset/imbalance the bacteria you may experience some of the following:
plus so much more………