Eating fermented foods is a way to up your intake of a mix of different nutrients and boost your ‘good’ gut bacteria.
Your friendly gut bacteria extract nutrients from food and protect your gut from less friendly types of bacteria.
Probiotics are live bacteria or yeast often found in fermented foods, which can help maintain balance and create harmony in your natural gut bacteria.
Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, miso or kefir, can also be a great source of vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Here are some quick and tasty ways to add fermented foods to your diet:
add a spoonful of sauerkraut to your lunchtime sandwich
switch your usual bread for sourdough
stir live yoghurt into your breakfast smoothie
sip on some miso soup for a warming pre-dinner starter