Fermented Food: It’s Good for You!

When anyone mentions fermented food, it makes me want to cringe. Perhaps this is because the first fermented food I think of is sauerkraut—a food I despise.
Fermentation turns sugars or carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Yeast and bacteria are used to perform this p…
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When anyone mentions fermented food, it makes me want to cringe. Perhaps this is because the first fermented food I think of is sauerkraut—a food I despise.

Fermentation turns sugars or carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide as a byproduct. Yeast and bacteria are used to perform this process. We do this to preserve foods, or to create a unique flavor or texture.

So, why are these fermented foods so nutritious?
Healthy Bacteria (Probiotics)
Our intestines are incredibly long–about 7.5 to 8.5 meters (or about 25 to 28 feet). The intestines are home base for where the majority of bacteria populate.  This is where our immune system begins and many other bodily processes.

So, if we can continue to put healthy bacteria from fermented foods into the body, we can continue to support a healthy intestinal system.

Yes, there are often living bacteria cultures found in these fe

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