April 20, 2020
Preserving and fermenting food has been in practice throughout cultures for many years. Recent studies also prove that Fermented foods, aka foods containing microorganisms like bacteria and yeast, are the number one superfood trend for 2020.
You can implement these fermented foods into every meal; this will help you manage a healthy gut and a better immune system.
Fermented cabbage or daikon eaten with most meals in Korea, it is moderately spicy, and due to its fermentation, it consists of a slightly tangy taste. The fermentation process means Kimchi is also a great source of your daily probiotic, also boasting with an abundance of vitamins A and C, and at least 10 different minerals, over 34 amino acids. Kimchi is a fantastic option for those consuming a plant-based diet. Note: (watch out for the labels, some brands use fish sauce)
A refreshing and slightly sparkling fermented tea, Kombucha is an excellent source of probiotic that kills microbes and help fights a range of illness caused by unhealthy bacteria. It is well known for containing a vast amount of good bacteria. Originated from East Asia the often homemade tea is also popular in neighbouring countries like Russia. You will be able to spot these in health food shops, farmers markets and even some local supermarkets.
The unsung hero for gut health, Kefir contains three times the amount of probiotics as yoghurt. The milk used to make Kefir is fermented with a combination of 10 to 20 different types of probiotic bacteria and yeast. A higher probiotic count results in a lot more benefits for your digestive and immune systems. Tip: add blended flaxseeds to your Kefir for a boost of fibre whilst improve your gut and immune system.
We can’t get enough of this humble spice that offers a plethora of benefits. Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence according to many recent studies. This golden miracle power can be added to your daily diet or even used directly on to the skin.
Firstly, let’s identify the difference between Cacao and Cocoa. Cacao is the bean of a plant in which can be made into cocoa also known as chocolate. So, while cacao refers to the plant itself and the products made from non-roasted seeds, cocoa products are made from roasting its seeds. Cacao is vegan, 40 times the antioxidants of Blueberries, a natural mood enhancer and anti-depressant. It contains the highest plant-based source of iron known to man, at a whopping 7.3mg per 100g. For those who are looking for non-dairy calcium, cacao also contains 20% more than the equivalent amount of milk.
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