7 Fermented Foods to Boost Digestion and Health

You have probably heard about fermented foods,
right? Right here, on our channel, we have already
talked about 3 or 4 of the foods we will talk about on today’s video. If you want to learn more about each one of
them, just click on the suggested video! Fermented foods are part of our diet, even
when we don’t even notice them, as is the case with bread, wine, beer, yogurt, sheep
or goat cheese and apple vinegar. Fermenting foods is an old process done by
different cultures as a mean to preserve foods and improve general health. And it is not for nothing that they are in
vogue in the culinary world nowadays! These foods have many benefits, such as: improve
digestion, regulates and balances gut flora, improves intestine functioning, aids in vitamin
and nutrient absorption, strengthens the immune system, acts against infectious agents and
helps in antibody production. Amazing! The natural process of fermentation uses microorganisms,
like beneficial bacteria, mold or yeasts to degrade proteins and sugars, changing the
taste and texture of foods. However, some fermented foods that are considered
different to us have become more popular in the last few years. Do you want to know what these fermented foods
with probiotics are? Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is a pickle made of fermented cabbage, considered a typical dish of the German culinary,
and eaten all around the world. The base of sauerkraut is cabbage cut in thin
slices. We have taught you how to make it. Its fermentation process takes approximately
6 days, which makes its vitamin C levels increase by bacterial activity that also produces B-complex
vitamins, and enzymes. B-complex vitamins play an important role
in keeping our bodies working as well-tuned machines. You can eat it alone or on bread, or as a
side dish for rice, and other dishes. Kefir
There are two types of kefir: milk and water. Very similar to yogurt, milk kefir is usually
more acid since it is a probiotic made by milk fermentation, and has a high nutritional
value. Water kefir can be obtained through fermentation
of water and brown sugar, which is perfect for vegan people. According to studies, kefir can improve digestion,
intestinal health, treats inflammations and improves bone health. Kombucha
Kombucha is a probiotic beverage obtained through the fermentation of green or black
tea, or other caffeine-rich infusions. It makes kombucha the perfect ally for those
who want to lose some weight since it regulates the intestine, accelerates the metabolism
and limits fat buildup. It can be drank anytime of the day, and some
people consider it a “natural soda”. Tempeh
Tempeh, originally from Indonesia, is made through fermentation of soybeans, and can
be considered a meat substitute, a great option for vegetarians and vegans. It is great for people who suffer from high
sugar blood levels, acting in the body to reduce the glucose levels. Natto
Natto is a Japanese probiotic. It is made through fermented soybeans and
has a high fiber content, which improves digestive health and constipation. It also reduces cholesterol and normalizes
blood pressure. Miso
Another Japanese fermented food, miso is obtained through soy fermentation. Having high levels of isoflavones, it alleviates
symptoms of menopause, attenuates PMS and fights cholesterol. Kimchi
Kimchi is a Korean dish. It has many different preparations, but its
traditional recipe is done with fermented chard with spices, such as garlic, ginger,
and red pepper. It helps with digestion, regulates the intestine
and helps in weight loss by boosting the metabolism and promoting satiety. Kimchi also helps the body process carbs. These foods are amazing, aren’t they? Which ones did you already know and eat? Fermented foods also work as a detox since
they stimulate the elimination of toxins and heavy metals. They can also improve your mood, as they stimulate
serotonin production. Soon we will teach you how to make these amazing
foods at home. Stay tuned!

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  2. Glad u all listen to the commenters about not stopping im the middle of the video to ask "do you like the video? Give it a thumbs up"

    Good info thanks

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