Why Fermented Foods Keep You Glowing Inside And Out
Your gut is crucial to your health — in fact, more than 70 percent of your entire immune system is regulated by your gut. That means when your gut is hurting, your entire body is hurting. A Mercola study shows that fermented foods can have a direct, positive impact on your gut by strengthening its microflora, and in turn, keeping your insides and your outsides in tip-top shape. The benefits of fermented foods are endless, so it’s time to add them up, like, pronto.
What is it about fermented food that give it a “superfood” status?
Fermented foods are naturally high in vitamins, like vitamin K2, which can help prevent heart disease. They’re packed with probiotics, which directly feed your gut microflora. Those probiotics also take care of your digestive tract, and the bacteria found in fermented foods can detoxify your body by drawing out harmful toxins and heavy metals. That detoxification process can also clear up your skin and pull excess oil from your complexion.
Bonus: fermented foods have a wide variety of good bacteria and cultures that protect your immune system. The more variety you have of the good bacteria, the better your chances of fighting off that nasty cold or stomach ache.
We love our Kombucha and our kimchi, but you have a lot of options besides these two popular choices if you want to incorporate fermented foods into your diet. Try adding a few of the following to your meals:
- Greek yogurt
- Cheese curds
These tasty foods will be a perfect addition to your diet, and your body will definitely thank you.