What Are Fermented Foods?

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Wondering just what are fermented foods? For some it’s an age-old practice while for others it’s a brand new thing. So here’s an overview.

Fermentation is one of the best practices you can do easily to improve your health, well-being and introduce culture, simple sophistication and class into your dinning experiences. Cultured food tastes terrific and is packed with probiotics which help restore and maintain your gut. This is where the vast majority of your white blood cells live and is the beginning of all health.

Lately, I’m finding myself aligned with the values of the Western A Price Foundation – a group that is truly dedicated to the health of others. Here’s a description of their perspective on fermented food.

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If you are not familiar with fermented or probiotic cultured foods don’t worry. We provide lots of information and video how-to’s here.

Here is a general introduction with probably the most well-known fermenter around – Sandor Katz.

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When your gut has a good acid balance and is refreshed with beneficial living cultures daily you can rest assured you are less prone to autoimmune and allergies. The bacteria which make food stable by releasing, acidic lactic acids, and ethanol also begin to digest the food releasing vitamins, minerals, enzymes which make the contents extremely nutrient ready for you.

Then a little fermented food daily with meals can have a big effect on your enjoyment of foods. These foods also compliment foods with  healthy fats extremely well.