Humans all over the world have been fermenting foods since the beginning of time. More than likely, our ancestors used fermenting to prevent food from spoiling, then discovered they had created what we would now refer to as “Miracle Food”. Why “Miracle”? Well, I found cures for long-term, nagging ailments like gas, bloating and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). These simple concoctions do what my $40 probiotic supplements and apple cider vinegar douches have not. Don’t get me wrong, these antidotes are time-tested, but as I continue on my wellness journey, I’m learning that nothing quite “outlives” the benefits of consuming living foods. And fermented foods, also known as cultured foods, have concentrated nutrients, are easier to digest, and naturally contain probiotics. The living organisms found in cultured foods can help restore balance to your body and propel you to a state of optimal wellness.
You can add these foods to your meals starting now; as little as ¼ - ½ cup of cultured foods per day is all you need. The key is variety, which we’ll discuss over the next few posts. Not all fermented foods are created equal; they each have a host of unique organisms to offer. But relax! I’ve already done the work for you. In the coming weeks, I’ll share my top five picks for supercharging your summer.