When I think of fermented foods, they don’t sound to appetizing. But, you’ll be amazed at how fermented foods can be beneficial. The question is, which fermented foods should we be eating?
Here is an article that explains the fermented benefits. “Enjoy.”
As humans, we have been eating fermented foods for thousands of years. Our ancestors somehow gained the knowledge that fermenting food preserved it. To preserve foods usually means to prevent the growth of bacteria. But what about good versus bad bacteria?
If you know anything about fermented foods, you probably know they are good for your gut because they contain probiotics, or good bacteria. One of the most traditional ways of fermenting foods is by using a process called lacto-fermentation. This simply means that you start your fermentation process by soaking your vegetables in salt water. In a short amount of time, this kills harmful bacteria but, miraculously, good bacteria survive and thrive.
After this, the good bacteria turn the natural sugars in the veggies into lactic acid. The lactic acid levels rise and voila… your food is preserved and loaded with healthy bacteria. Your food also happens to be loaded with flavor and nutrients and easier to digest.
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