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Elfi Frylinck, 2014

Why we should have probiotic foods and drinks daily

You've probably heard the buzz already about the many health benefits of probiotics, a word which literally translates to: pro- "for" + biotics "life" -- FOR LIFE.  But did you know that these remarkable commensal microorganisms, which outnumber our bodily cells 10 to 1, and contribute over 95% of our body's total genetic information, also break down highly toxic manmade chemicals which your body is either incapable, or only partially capable, of defending itself from? t’s very recent that fermented foods have begun to disappear from our plate. Modern pickles and sauerkraut are made with vinegar instead of the traditional method of lacto- fermentation using salt. Bread and pasta are made with commercial yeast instead of being naturally leavened with wild yeast (sourdough). Wine, beer and cheeses are being pasteurized — killing off all the good bacteria we so desperately need to maintain health.

Here are good Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods

Fermented foods improve digestion. Fermented foods restore the proper balance of bacteria in the gut. Raw, fermented foods are rich in enzymes.  Fermenting food actually increases the vitamin content. Eating fermented food helps us to absorb the nutrients we’re consuming. Fermenting food helps to preserve it for longer periods of time. Fermenting food increases the flavour.
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