Eat fermented foods for a happy gut

More than 2,000 years ago Hippocrates the Greek physician stated that “all disease begins in the gut”. This statement holds some truth even to this day.

Optimal gut health is essential to look and feel one's best, and Evergreen stocks a number of digestive support supplements and foods to support gut health and aid digestion naturally. Digestive support supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes and aloe vera help to aid the body in dealing with digestive disturbances which may arise.

Digestives systems can also be supported by fermented foods which have been through a process of lacto fermentation - a process which preserves food, while also creating large numbers of beneficial enzymes, B-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and various strains of probiotics. Kombucha, kefir, tempeh, sauerkraut, sourdough bread, miso, apple cider vinegar, yogurt and kimchi and packed with natural biotics.

Eating fermented foods and drinking fermented drinks like kefir and kombucha introduces beneficial bacteria into the digestive system. Probiotic rich foods also help to support bowel health, digestion and the immune system.

Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and many other intestinal problems are the direct result of gut and digestive issues - conditions that can be alleviated and even reversed by improving one's diet and by including probiotic foods and beverages.

An estimated 80 per cent of the immune system is located in the gut so poor digestive/gut health automatically leads to a compromised immune system. A healthy balance of gut bacteria and digestive enzymes is essential for ensuring the body is capable of absorbing nutrients from the food we eat.

To make fermented food is very cost effective. It can last for months without losing nutrients.

For more information on fermented foods call into a local Evergreen store where the staff will be happy to help customers on the way to becoming healthier.

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