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September 13: The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Your gut and immune system love fermented foods.
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Source: Stanford School of Medicine
Date: July 2021
The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods
Stanford researchers found that eating a diet high in fermented foods increases the diversity of gut microbes, which is associated with improved health and decreased signs of inflammation.
Popular fermented foods:
Kombucha (tea beverage)
Pickled vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, onions, etc.)
Kefir (milk beverage)
Tempeh (boiled soybeans)
Miso (soybean paste)
What exactly is fermentation?
It’s a natural process where carbohydrates are converted into alcohol or organic acids using yeast or bacteria.
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