"All disease begins in the gut” and “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates
WHY CONSUME FERMENTS? ...
First and foremost ... Because they are DELICIOUS
Secondly ... they are teaming with beneficial gut bacteria
I get soooooo excited when it comes to fermented foods and fermented non-alcoholic beverages, we're talking HayMakers Punch (Switchel), Jun, Kefir, Sauerkrauts, etc.
These amazing foods and beverages are packed with health giving anti-oxidants, they’re anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-atherosclerotic (thickening of arteries). They nourish our bodies and minds and top up our gut flora, which is a mixture of bacteria living inside the digestive tract where an average adult has 2-3kg of microbes, and they keep the pathogens at bay.
We should all be consuming them!
Humans have been fermenting for thousands of years as a way of preserving the harvest before the invention of fridges and freezers and whether they knew it or not, they were topping up their microbiome regularly and keeping healthy.
Fermenting veggies, costs just pennies and we owe it to ourselves to feed and nourish our microbiome and in turn our body.
Health Benefits of Fermented Foods - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28945458/
Current Understanding of the Human Microbiome -