Gut health is pivotal to our overall well-being and has been the hottest area of scientific research in the past few years. Our microbiota – the good bacteria that resides in the gut – controls how we digest food and is linked with our mood, behavior, energy, weight, food cravings, hormone balance, immunity, and overall wellness. One of the best ways to support gut health is by consuming fermented foods(1).
Fermentation & probiotics
When you eat fermented food like olives, pickles, yogurt, kimchi or kraut, you’re ingesting a probiotic. A probiotic is a live bacteria created as a result of converting carbohydrates to alcohol or other acid and preserves high nutrient content is found to cause significant positive improvements in balancing intestinal permeability and barrier function. Fermented foods can keep your digestion on track, boost immunity, and decrease much-dreaded inflammation. Recent research shows links between our microbiome and serious diseases like diabetes(2) and Alzheimer’s(3), it’s no surprise fermented foods are gaining popularity.
Should I be eating fermented foods?
Unless you’ve never gone through a course of antibiotics or eat fermented foods at every meal, your gut will benefit from probiotics. Probiotics in fermented foods provide a wide range of benefits, from supporting the immune system, helping to prevent obesity and relieving depression to reducing body and skin inflammation, and improving digestive function. Thus, everyone would benefit from taking probiotics as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Our Favorite Fermented Superfood
Black Botija Olives are one of our favorite fermented foods. These olives are full of healthy fats and fiber, which are also critical for gut health.
Still the best olives.
“I’ve been enjoying these olives for years. I don’t even bother buying other olives. If you’re an olive lover, once you try these there’s no turning back. Treat yourself, and you won’t be sorry.” ~ Lola
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(1) Bell, V., Ferrão, J., Pimentel, L., Pintado, M., & Fernandes, T. (2018, December 03). One Health, Fermented Foods, and Gut Microbiota. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30513869 (2) Vatanen, T., Franzosa, E. A., Schwager, R., Tripathi, S., Arthur, T. D., Vehik, K., . . . Xavier, R. J. (2018, October 24). The human gut microbiome in early-onset type 1 diabetes from the TEDDY study. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0620-2?_ga=2.232996126.1891489103.1540944000-1430215858.1540944000 (3) Bhattacharjee, Lukiw, & J., W. (2013, August 26). Alzheimer’s disease and the microbiome. Retrieved from https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncel.2013.00153/full
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