What are fermented foods?
Fermented foods are put through the process of lacto fermentation - where natural bacteria are added to foods to feed on the sugar and starch. Lactic acid is created out of this process, which preserves the foods and creates beneficial enzymes, fatty acids b-vitamins and several strains of probiotics. Examples of fermented foods include sauerkraut, miso, kombucha, kimchi, tempeh, yoghurt, kefir.
The benefits of fermented foods are well known as:
- Improving gut health; the beneficial bacteria and probiotics found in fermented foods help balance your digestive system which can improve gut health.
- Improve nutrient absorption; supporting proper balance of gut bacteria and the rich source of digestive enzymes that are found in fermented foods help enable and improve nutrient absorption for our bodies.
Supports detoxification; fermented foods and their bi-products have the ability to bind to toxins in our bodies and help eliminate them.