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Fermented foods at a glance - This is how healthy Kombucha is

Fermented foods have a long tradition

It may sound strange, but most bacteria are our protectors and do not harm our bodies. Therefore, it makes sense to consume foods and drinks that help you steadily supply these beneficial bacteria to the body. Fermented foods carry many of these good and beneficial bacteria and provide you with vitamins, minerals and valuable enzymes easily.

You are probably already unknowingly familiar with various fermented foods from your everyday life:

Like e.g.

  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Kimchi
  • Yogurt
  • Miso
  • Sauerkraut
  • various types of cheese

What happens during the fermentation of food?

People have been fermenting food for many hundreds of years. In the past, fermentation was a simple solution to be able to eat food even in the cold winter. Fermented foods are rich in nutrients and important probiotic bacteria, plus they keep forever. Fermentation of foods or beverages, such as kombucha, is not a highly complicated industrial process. If you take a closer look at the process of fermentation, enzymes and microorganisms break down the starch and sugar present in the "organic material" (food) and convert it to acid, gases or alcohol. This is a completely natural process that can take place under low-oxygen conditions. In this process, the basic requirement for fermentation is microorganisms, such as lactic acid bacteria.

Why can fermented foods be good for your gut and your health?

  1. For one thing, it can produce the good bacteria described above, which are essential for a healthy and active intestinal flora in the human body.
  2. Also, the creation of acids leads to a low pH, making it harder for undesirable harmful bacteria to settle in the body. Their necessary breeding ground is practically snatched away from them.
  3. The immune system is also largely located in the intestines and can benefit from fermented foods.
  4. For people with irritable bowel syndrome, fermented foods can help digest foods more digestibly and reduce pain and discomfort.
    KOMBUCHERY Blog Autor Merle

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    Merle from KOMBUCHERY

    Note: This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional analysis, advice or medical information, but contains the author's personal opinion based on researched literature and personal experience on the subject.

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