Fermented Foods For Good Gut Health

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Want your gut and digestive system to love you 1,000 times more than if you ate a burger, fries, and a soda?  Try this delicious, satisfying, and healthy meal instead.

Stress, GMO’s, and other toxins that abound and surround you are disturbing the delicate balance of your probiotic intestinal flora.  Probiotics, the friendly bacteria, are vital to digestion as well as being involved in activating killer cells throughout your body.

Fermented foods have been through a process of lactofermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid.   This preserves the food, creates beneficial enzymes, B vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various probiotics.  Natural fermentation also breaks down the food to a more digestible form.

Eating and drinking fermented foods therefore introduces beneficial bacteria into your digestive system and helps balance the bacteria.  These probiotics have also been shown to help slow or reverse some diseases, improve bowel health, aid digestion, and improve immunity.

Here’s what I ate….shown in the picture above

Kombucha tea – a fermented black tea with four to seven microorganisms helping to build a strong gut.

Sauerkraut – fermented cabbage (nothing but cabbage, water, and sea salt)

Tempeh sandwich – fermented soybeans which is also a complete protein consisting of all the amino acids.

My sandwich is simply made with sprouted bread, mashed avocado (with some cumin and lime juice), kale leaf, tomato, broccoli sprouts, and garlic sesame tempeh (browned in a pan with a little olive oil).

This is so flavorful and after eating it I feel none of the bloating, greasy, guilty, weighed down feelings associated with eating a nutritionally void burger, fries, and soda.

-Kristen
Choosing healthy living over dying 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Fermented Foods For Good Gut Health

    • I don’t drink it that often but I love it. Reminds me of apple cider 🙂 Occasionally when I’m shopping in the health food store I grab a bottle. I eat tempeh and sauerkraut more often and also occasionally take probiotic supplements.

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