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Fermented Foods Can Benefit Your Autoimmune Disease

December 4, 2017

Finding out you are struggling with an autoimmune disease can be very overwhelming, and at first one of the main things you will start to change will be your eating habits. Adding fermented foods and probiotics to your diet can very helpful and aid your gut in ways you wouldn’t even believe, this is why consuming more fermented foods can benefit you in so many ways. They have anti-inflammatory effects, provide digestive benefits and help correct gut dysbiosis which is an imbalance in gut bacteria.

Fermented foods are also great for losing weight, managing sugar cravings, reducing bloating and detoxing the body. Most fermented foods are full of probiotics which aid the immune system and the gut immensely.

Start off with something a bit more familiar, since the term “fermented foods”, might sound somewhat displeasing. Start out with something as simple as sauerkraut, pickles, kefir, kimchi, capers, olives, or a fizzy popular drink in the fermentation world, kombucha.

Kombucha is loaded with beneficial yeasts and bacteria’s, amino acids, enzymes and polyphones that help increase your body’s energy levels. It also improves digestion, cleanses the body, boosts the immune system and boosts mood.

Fermented dairy is another easy way to add some active cultures into your diet. Something as simple as eating a yogurt a day could help with healing your gut. Certain brands of yogurt such as Chobani, Siggi, Stonyfield and many more contain lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the most common types of probiotics.

A cheaper way to keep up with your health with adding more probiotics into your diet is to ferment your own foods. The process is extremely easy, and you may even have some fun along the way!