What if you could unlock key nutrients and vitamins from your food with one small hack? This is exactly what fermented foods can do for you.
Since my website includes cultured food recipes I wanted to give a brief explanation as to why this is of utmost importance in your daily routine as you create wholesome living foods for a healthy body.
The Basic of Fermented Foods
Culturing or fermenting your food allows for the food to be “activated.” It allows friendly bacteria to proliferate and actually digest itself.
This is much easier on our digestive system as we go to eat.
It is a great idea to eat cultured foods with every meal to make sure you are digesting everything you consume.
So…as we ferment and culture our foods the health and friendly bacteria is created and it allows for bio-available food to enter the body.
Not only this but when we soak, germinate and then ferment the food the nutrients are better released and ready to absorb.
When our food is bio-available we are able to build strong:
- skin and
PRO TIP: We can then start to manufacture our own metabolic enzymes and hormones. This will ultimately lead us to radiance!
What foods can I ferment or culture?
Some foods that you can culture are: Coconut water, Nut and seed milks, vegetables to make sauerkraut, seed and nut yogurts, seed and nut cheeses. The list goes on and on.
Why Use a Starter in Fermented Foods?
Sometimes you see cultured foods at your health food store and they do not have a specific strain or starter in them to proliferate that particular strain. This is called a controlled ferment as opposed to wild fermented foods. In most cases wild foods are great but in this one it is best to have targeted bacteria you want to see multiply.
A controlled ferment is important so that you can ensure you are targeting your gut with health enhancing probiotics and evolved bacteria species.
What Do Some of these Bacteria Strains Do For Us?
These strains have been known to help with proper weight, sealing the gut and clearing unwanted organisms like candida.
What’s more as they have been shown to help Aids, Herpes, Cancer and ADHD.
Use this probiotic to create your nut and seed cheeses and yogurts as well. For recipes please go to the recipe section and try it for yourself.