Fermentation is a process of lacto-fermentation of food in which natural bacteria feed on sugar and starch present in the food creating lactic acid. Such foods are rich source of nutrients, vitamin-B, beneficial enzymes, Omega-3 fatty acids and various strains of probiotics that proved as a blessing to the world.
Fermented foods are also referred to as “Cultured foods”, as these food items have been in use for many years by people from different cultures. Even today, health conscious people prefer naturally fermented vegetables over other processed food items. Many nutritionists and dieticians suggest their clients to include this type of food in their regular diet.
Cultured foods and vegetables have many health benefits with their regular use. Some of them are listed below:
Probiotics: These are good bacteria’s that helps in fighting the food breakdowns in our intestines, diseases and boost our immune system and aid digestion process.
Better food absorption: Proper balance of bacteria and enzymes helps the human body to absorb more of the nutrients and minerals from foods. It reduces the need of supplements and multi-vitals as you’ll be absorbing more live nutrients.
Budget Friendly: Incorporating cultured foods in your regular diet doesn’t cost more, not even a single penny. Instead of including costly supplements, you can use these food items as they fit in everyone’s budget making them budget friendly.
Preserve foods: These vegetables are capable of preserving the food items for a long time even without losing their nutritional values due to the production of Lacto-fermentation.