Do You Know These 6 Reasons To Eat Fermented Foods?

If you’re rundown and exhausted, then you’re immune system is probably burnt out as well. Can you do anything about it?

Our Senior Naturopath and gut guru—Denise Hales—explains why eating fermented foods is great for our overall health and wellness.

Reason #1 – Nutrients love it

Fermentation is the only type of preparation of foods that cannot destroy certain nutrients, will create more nutrients, and enhances others.

Reason #2 – It supports your immune function

Fermentation is a huge supporter to your immune function. It increases your B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, digestive enzymes, lactase, and lactic acid that fight off harmful bacteria.

Reason #3 – Less farting

Fermenting helps break down the sugars and starches in foods. This pre-digests them and makes it much easier for the body to assimilate these foods.

Many of the problems that come with eating raw fruits and vegetables—like gas and bloating—can be eliminated by fermenting them first. 

Reason #4 – They make great probiotics

The extra benefit of probiotics (i.e. friendly bacteria) in the gut really makes eating fermented foods a must for optimal digestive health.

Probiotic-rich foods can help heal an irritated gut lining.

Healing the gut can help eliminate health issues like food allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, and even autoimmune disorders.

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Reason #5 – You’ll save money

It’s cheap & easy to make and will save you from buying expensive probiotics.

Reason #6 – It makes digestion easier

It will improve your digestion, especially when consumed before your meal, and allows for your nutrients to be absorbed properly.