Countless autoimmune and inflammatory disease and conditions have been linked to poor gut health. Chronic fatigue syndrome, type I diabetes, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, IBS, lupus, multiple sclerosis, kidney problems and urinary conditions are among the countless illnesses that are strongly impacted by your gut bacteria. Besides the physical ailments, mood disorders and symptoms like anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, hyperactivity, depressed mood, even Autism is affected.
Health and balanced gut bacteria is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. One easy way to boost your gut health is by adding fermented foods to your diet. Benefits of consuming fermented foods and drinks include:
Balanced and restored gut bacteria – this can help with gluten intolerance, constipation, allergies, yeast infections, asthmas, even mood
Fermented foods are rich in enzymes that help your body break down, absorb and use nutrients
The fermenting process increases the vitamin content of your food
Consuming fermented foods boost absorption of nutrients, meaning you will require less of those expensive vitamins you’ve been taking to supplement your diet
Fermented foods and drinks are rich in probiotics. Probiotics have been found to heal many illnesses, as well as boosting digestive health and immune functioning
Fermented foods are budget friendly, and they last for months without the loss of nutrients that comes from other methods of preserving food
Enjoy a glass of Kombucha tea, garnish your meal with sauerkraut and pickles, and restore your health!