I’m starting with this because nothing would happen if it weren’t for this. Our gut is where all the action happens. 70%-80% of your immune system is your gut. So if it’s not healthy there is no way you are healthy. Your gut is supposed to be full of good guys, aka probiotics, aka helpful bacteria. If you don’t put good bacteria into your gut then the bad, illness causing bacteria take over.
Do you get a cold every year? How about the flu? Allergies? Gluten intolerance? lactose intolerance? Asthma? Inflammation? Digestive disorders like IBS, or colon issues? Hormonal disruption? -All of these can be improved or even reversed with daily incorporation of Fermented Foods.
Which brings me to…
2. Fermentation increases the vitamin and enzyme content of your food.
B vitamins get a good boost thru fermentation. Also fermentation releases the anti-nutrients in things like nuts, seeds, legumes which means we can digest them and actually get the nutrients from them. Finally increased enzyme activities is mother nature’s anti-aging creme! As we age we need to increase our enzyme rich foods and fermented foods is one of the best ways to do it!
3. It’s a way cheaper anti-aging creme…
It’s also much cheaper than getting sick every year, or multiple times a year! It saves you money as well since you can buy produce in bulk while they are in season, ferment them and have them year round! Especially at farmers markets or in your own garden when everything is abundant and price reduced!
4. No fancy equipment
When I became a Health Coach I invested in a blender that cost almost as much as my car. (Seriously, the blender was only $350 less than my car) Whenever I discover something that is as delicious, cost effective, superfood worthy, AND doesn’t need special equipment?! -Well that’s a winner!
5. It’s endless
Almost anything can be fermented ( I really can’t think of anything that can’t) and you can ferment things in endless combinations!
Sauerkraut alone can be made 1000’s of different ways. Kombucha? OMG endless. Bread -yes bread- was traditionally fermented, and as many breads as there are in the grocery store, there are 100x more out in the rest of the world. Coffee, Miso, Kimche, Soy Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Corn, Mead, Wine, Beer, Eggs, Meat, Cheese, Yogurt, Milk, Chutney, Salsa, Sauces, you name it, it can be fermented!
So you see there is no reason NOT to ferment! Get out there and try something. If you want to learn more I’ll be hosting a live Q&A call on January 15th. You can send in questions prior to the call or ask on air! I’ll also be giving away one (or more if it’s a larger group) of my Cleanse Programs! I will have a replay of the call if you can’t make the live one so please, Register Now! Find out more about my live workshop!