Posted by kefirindia
on May 28, 2015 / Posted in Uncategorized
We live in an age of fast food chains, microwaved TV dinners and Chinese home deliveries. And this unhealthy lifestyle of junk food and fizzy drinks is taking its toll on us; slowly but surely. Eating healthy food has been all but forgotten in our misconceptions that it takes too long to make and costs too much to buy. Enter fermented foods. These super cheap and extremely beneficial foods have been around for centuries and yet many of us turn skeptical at the slightest mention of probiotics and healthy microorganisms. Well, be prepared to become a believer.
The process of lactofermenting in which bacteria grow on sugar and starch present in the food to produce lactic acid makes fermented food. The bacteria help preserve the food and create healthy enzymes, probiotics and vitamins.
You may ask, why should I eat fermented foods? Yes, they might smell funny, and taste too strong for people used to a bland palate, but once you try these delicious, healthy options, there is no going back. Here’s why:
PROBIOTIC EFFECTS: Fermented foods like Kimchi and Kefir promote the growth of healthy gut bacteria, giving you balanced digestion, boosted immune system and slowing of certain diseases
HEALTHY ABSORBANT: With the right bacteria to aid digestion, your body will absorb essential vitamins and nutrients from other healthy foods better; so throw away your multivitamin pills.
OH MY GOD, SO CHEAP? : Yes, they are. And they can be easily made at home, for a couple of cents.
LONG LASTING: They contain natural preservatives which will help your food last for months on end! You can be sure your sauerkraut, Kombucha and fermented salsa will keep fresh without losing any of their nutritional value.
Take a step forward in the direction of fermented foods. You will never look back!