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How Fermented Foods Heal Your Body & Mind


How Fermented Foods Heal Your Body & Mind

Hippocrates once claimed that ‘All disease beings in the gut’. Of course, not all disease begins in the gut, but the good bacteria in the gut has been shown to be very important in maintaining health. One way to increase good gut bacteria is through fermented foods.  Fermentation occurs naturally when bacteria is given an opportunity to transform the carbohydrates into more complex substances, such as starches and sugars into lactic acid.

There are many kinds of fermented foods. Most can be easily made in your home. Or, you can purchase them from most health food stores. Some of the healthiest fermented foods include:
  • kefir,
  • sauerkraut,
  • kimchi,
  • apple cider vinegar (with “mother”),
  • kombucha,
  • mixed pickles, and
  • tempeh.

Here are some amazing ways fermented food contribute to health:

1. Increase healthy gut flora.

This will strengthen digestion for better elimination of toxic waste through the bowels. Get clean from the inside out, and cleanse yourself of the old!

2. Clearer, smarter, sharper thinking mind. 

It is well established that the gut serves as our second brain. Therefore, it is important keep your gut healthy to help feed a healthy mind.

3. Massively boost and heal your immune system.

If the bad bacteria overpower the friendly bacteria, this could lead to leaky gut syndrome which could lead to inflammation.

4. Beautiful skin.

Fermented foods help to body to detoxify leaving healthy looking skin.

5. Essential for nutrition.

If you eat one meal with fermented foods every day, your gut will be dominated by beneficial probiotic species of microbes, and they will start to build and make all kinds of essential nutrients like B12, vitamin B6, vitamin K2, and biotin.

6. Food lasts longer.

Fermenting has been a way of preserving foods since ancient times as fermented foods generally do not need refrigeration.

7. Promote weight loss.

Fermented foods help to balance blood sugar levels. This means that your appetite will be balanced, and you will feel less hungry.

Fermented foods also create a more even and steady release of insulin so that the body doesn't store fat.

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