5 Facts you might not know about fermented foods
Fermented foods are not really considered to be the most appealing type of foods simply because of the taste and the strong aroma that the broken down food products let out; however, research exploring fermented products on gut, brain, and body health provides us with 5 facts we might not know about fermented foods.
#1 The fermentation process encourages essential bacteria such as Lactobacilli and Bifido bacteria to flourish which are a good source of probiotics.
#2 Fermented foods help to fight off diseases by boosting the immune system of your gut. It is estimated that roughly 70%- 80% of your immune system is in your gut. A healthy gut is a healthy body.
#3 Fermentation can increase the nutritional value of your raw food, especially vitamin B. Support blood pressure level's and enhance nutrient absorption.
#4 Relieve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn's disease and also helps to alleviate diarrhea.
#5 It is great for people suffering from anxiety attacks. A recent study published in Psychiatry Research even suggests that a higher consumption of fermented foods may be associated with lower rates of social anxiety in young adults.
The next time you find yourself some fermented food. Have a helping. You might not like it but you will definitely be doing your body a great service.