7 Important Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods Every Day




Question: Would you say fermented foods are at the top of your list of must-eat foods? 

If you answered no, you’re missing out on the benefits of a great food subgroup (it’s not quite large enough to warrant an entire “group” designation). When Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” perhaps he was thinking about fermented foods. After all, sauerkraut and several other cultured foods have been around since ancient times. 

So what makes fermented (aka, cultured) foods so special? The fermentation process involves converting carbohydrates such as starch or sugar into an acid or alcohol. Often it involves the use of various bacteria to produce lactic acid in selected foods, providing us with beneficial bacteria, aka probiotics.

Read more about fermented foods and probiotics

Although we often think of pickles and sauerkraut as being fermented foods, many of the commercial brands you find on your supermarket shelves have been pasteurized, which destroys the probiotics. Therefore, if you want foods that are truly fermented, you should check the labels or make your own at home. 

Read on for the top 7 health benefits of fermented foods


By Andrea Donsky| October 14, 2016
Categories:  Eat

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Andrea Donsky

Andrea Donsky

Founder & Chief Passionista at NaturallySavvy.com. See my full bio here.

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