How is everyone doing? I hope that you guys are doing fantastic🤗 What would you imagine if somebody said “fermented food”? “Cheese”?, “Yogurt”?, or even “Miso”? ( fermented soybean paste with salt and some other stuff). I would definitely think of “Natto” (smelly fermented soybeans) because I am a big fan of it🤭 I have it every single morning for my breakfast since it is nutritious and cheap in Japan😁 What are the advantages of having fermented food and there are some answers:
- Helps the intestines work better and stops constipation
As you may know, there are hundreds of bacteria in your intestines. But there is a couple of main bacteria that could affect your health. One is called “pathogenic bacteria” and the other one is “probiotics”. As you could imagine from the name, the former can cause disease, whereas the latter keeps your organs healthy. Having fermented food stops the pathogenic bacteria growth and increases the number of probiotics in your intestines. If your intestines are working good, you won’t have a problem with constipation either.
- Boosts your immune system
As it has been mentioned above, fermented food makes your intestines work better and healthier. It is said that 60% of immune cells exist in your intestine, therefore there is no wonder why having fermented food boosts your immune system.
- Reduces oxidative stress in your body
As you get older, oxidative stress happens due to the aging process as well as lack of antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Carotene and Polyphenol in which fermented food has so much. If you neglect oxidative stress, it can also cause cancer, diabetes and heart disease such as heart failure. Fermented food also has amino acids, enzymes and ferulic acids that are good for your skin. No wonder why yogurt is loved by women😄
So, what do you think about fermented food? Of course, there are likes and dislikes as I love Natto but I don’t like cheese and yogurt that much. I guess that having some of them regularly helps your health as well as your body without you realising.
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