Dietitians and microbiologists have promoted consuming fermented foods as part of a healthy diet for many years. Scientists are now better understanding the recommended daily intake of fermented foods according to recent study.
There are several compelling health benefits of consuming fermented foods. These beneficial bacteria, especially the ones in our guts, may enhance digestion, increase immunity, and assist us in maintaining a healthy weight.
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Miso, a fermented paste made of barley, rice, or soybeans, gives food a pleasant umami flavor. Because of its strong flavor, a little goes a long way. Miso is frequently used in soups, but it also enhances the flavor and benefits to the gut of salad dressings and marinades.
This hot Korean side dish is said to provide anticancer and other health advantages and is made from fermented cabbage and other veggies. We are also aware of the benefits of kimchi's probiotics for our gut health. Look for it with other Asian ingredients, pickles, and sauerkraut in the refrigerator section.
It tastes like drinkable yogurt-kefir and is a fermented milk beverage that is high in calcium and probiotics. Similar to yogurt, kefir contains bacteria that aid in the breakdown of lactose, making it potentially simpler for those who are lactose intolerant to digest. Kefir tastes great on its own or in smoothies.
A tart, fizzy tea that often comes in black or green, kombucha is full of healthy yeast and bacteria. Herbs or fruit are frequently used to flavor the beverage. Kombucha is available at conventional grocery stores, farmers' markets, and natural food stores.
Milk is fermented to create yogurt. 100 million probiotic cultures per gram are guaranteed in yogurt bearing the "Live & Active Cultures" seal at the time of manufacture. Yogurts without this mark still have probiotics in them. If you have lactose intolerance, yogurt may still be palatable to you since it contains bacteria that aid in the digestion of some lactose (milk sugar).
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