Healthy Wisdom From Our Ancestors - Fermentation
Have you ever wondered how people during the ancient times preserved food?
The easiest answer will be fermentation.
The process involves the conversion of carbohydrates to alcohols and carbon dioxide, or organic acids with the use of yeasts and bacteria.
Fermented foods offer many health benefits, not to mention they preserve nutrients beautifully.
If you are not convinced that fermented foods are good for you, here are 3 reasons you need to try them ASAP:
Fermented foods are a rich source of Probiotics.
Probiotics will improve your digestion and balance the bacteria in your digestive system.
Some studies suggest that they can also help boost our immune functions.
If you are trying to eat healthy, be ready to spend a lot of money but NOT with fermented foods!
You can make your own sauerkraut, yoghurt and kombucha tea at home with just a couple of pounds
Fermentation actually increases the vitamin content of foods.
Fermented dairy products have higher folic acid content which is crucial for pregnant women.
They are also rich in B vitamins, riboflavin and biotin.
Some of the healthiest fermented foods with loads of benefit are sauerkraut, kombucha tea and yoghurt.
In another article you will be able to learn all about Kombucha tea which is made with SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).