Eating raw foods and superfoods is great and all, but summer is close to its end and it’s about time to start making winter stores. Speaking of winter stores, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stock on certain healthy foods while at it.
We know that fermented foods are not the first thing that comes to mind when we say ‘healthy foods’, but once you realize how many benefits can be found in these jars, you won’t be making your winter stores out of anything else.
As we all know, winter is the time when we’re more susceptible to various illnesses, such as the cold or the flu. However, this can be prevented by maintaining your immune system healthy.
Around 80% of our immunity comes from our gut. If your diet is not filled with enough healthy foods, the population of the ‘good bacteria’ in your gut drops and your immune system becomes weaker. That’s where fermented foods come in.
Fermented foods are packed with these bacteria due to avoiding the pasteurization process. Having a stockpile of fermented foods will certainly keep you healthy throughout the flu season.
Another great benefit of fermented foods is saving cash. Since these foods are of DIY nature and have a long life, they are not only healthy, but also a great financial investment.
Finally, one of the best things about fermented foods is their variety. You can buy – or ferment for yourself – anything from vegetables to fruits, even including condiments like salsa and mayonnaise.