12 Ideas to Eat More Fermented Foods for a Healthy Gut

It’s hard to miss that fermented foods have been making a comeback in the food scene and wellness industry.

And there’s good reason for that. It turns out that this age-old method to preserve fresh produce has many benefits for your health, especially your gut.

Fermentation is a natural process in which microorganisms like yeast or bacteria break down carbohydrates and covert them into alcohol or lactic acids. Not only does this improve the shelf life of foods, it also promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics.

Research shows that probiotics help improve your digestion, immunity and heart health. Probiotic-rich foods also support the restoration of your digestive system after taking antibiotics. What’s more, by promoting good gut bacteria, probiotic-rich foods could reduce inflammation in your body, which is the underlying cause of many diseases.

Pretty good reasons to eat more fermented foods, right? You’re probably familiar with traditional fermented foods like pickles and sauerkraut. But did you know that tempeh, Korean kimchi, kefir and kombucha are also packed with probiotic properties?

There are many guides online to showing you how to quickly pickle vegetables, make sauerkraut and ferment kimchi. But whether you make it yourself or buy them, how do you add more fermented foods to your meals? Take a look at these 12 delicious ways to eat more fermented foods for a healthy gut. 

Strawberry Basil Kombucha Smoothie from Brew Dr Kombucha

Eat More Fermented Foods: Kombucha Smoothie by Brew Dr Kombucha | The Health Sessions

Kefir Bowl from Honestly Yum

Eat More Fermented Foods: Kefir Bowl by Honestly Yum | The Health Sessions

Grilled Vegan Caesar Salad Tofu Burger with Garlic Oil from My Berry Forest

Eat More Fermented Foods: Grilled Vegan Caesar Salad Tofu Burger from My Berry Forest | The Health Sessions

Pearl Barley and Sauerkraut Salad by Donna Hay

Eat More Fermented Foods: Pearl Barley and Sauerkraut Salad by Donna Hay | The Health Sessions

Farmers Market Pickled Crudite Platter from Half Baked Harvest

Eat More Fermented Foods: Farmers Market Pickled Crudite from Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

Korean Beef Power Bowls by Damn Delicious

Eat More Fermented Foods: Korean Beef Power Bowls from Damn Delicious | The Health Sessions

Banh Mi Burgers with Quick Pickled Vegetables from NeighborFood

Eat More Fermented Foods: Bahn Mi Burgers with Quick Pickled Vegetables from NeighborFood | The Health Sessions

Maple Glazed Tempeh Tacos with Pineapple Salsa from Murielle Banackissa

Eat More Fermented Foods: Maple Glazed Tempeh with Pineapple Salsa from Murielle Banackissa | The Health Sessions

Salmon Soba Bowls with Miso Ginger Broth by The Healthy Hunter

Eat More Fermented Foods: Salmon Soba Bowls with Miso Ginger Broth from The Healthy Hunter | The Health Sessions

Winter Buddha Bowl by The Awesome Green 
Eat More Fermented Foods: Winter Buddha Bowl by The Awesome Green | The Health Sessions

Shiitake Mushroom Vegan Bao Buns by Connoisseurus Veg

Eat More Fermented Foods: Shiitake Mushroom Vegan Bao Buns from Connoisseurus Veg | The Health Sessions

Apple Cider Kombucha from BonAIPpetit

Eat More Fermented Foods: Apple Cider Kombucha from Bon AIPpetit | The Health Sessions

Which delicious way to eat more fermented foods will you try next?

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Jennifer Mulder


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01/01/2017
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