Fermented foods, Sauerkraut, Cultured vegetables,Kefir | Ayurveda Mandala

Sauerkraut

In all ancient traditions, our ancestors have used fermented foods abundantly. Fermented foods are one of the most important foods that we needs to take on a daily or regular basis to balance the microbiome in our gut. Our immune health lies in our gut health and therefore its important to keep the gut flora healthy and balanced. The process of fermentation imbues our food with probiotics. Probiotics are the “beneficial bacteria”. Therefore fermented foods are one of the most important foods that we needs to take on a daily or regular basis to balance the microbiome in our gut

A few of the many benefits of fermented foods are listed below –

  • Balances the microbiome and beneficial gut flora with probiotics
  • important nutrients like K2 is delivered from cheese curd
  • helps improve digestion especially for people with food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome
  • better absorption of nutrients from the food
  • stronger immune system
  • helps detoxify heavy metals
  • feeling of well being is increased manifold

Types of fermented foods that you can eat –

  • Kombucha
  • Organic Raw Milk Kefir or Water Kefir
  • Sauerkraut and Sauerkraut juice
  • Cultured vegetables
  • Raw Organic Yogurt/Buttermilk
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Rejuvelac (made from Sprouted Wheat berries)
  • Sourdough Bread

The above listed foods are the most popular ones, there are many more and can be researched. It is a easy process to make this yourself. There are many recipes on the net that are inspiring and helpful.

Below are links to some great articles on this topic from trusted sources –

Fermented Foods by Dr. Mercola

Nourished Kitchen on Fermented Foods