It's the New Year and everyone seems to be on a health kick. You're probably hearing all about fermented foods and being told you should be eating more of them. But what's so great about ferments?
Fermentation helps break down nutrients in food, making them easier to digest. That's why many people with intolerances to gluten have no problem digesting sourdough.
Fermented foods contain pro-biotic bacteria that restore the balance of bacteria in your gut, support digestive health and alleviate any digestive issues.
It may seem far fetched to say that fermented foods can improve your mood, but your gut produces more serotonin than your brain. Happy gut, happy you!
What Should I Be Eating?
So what fermented food and drinks should you be eating?
But make sure it's real sourdough, made with a sourdough starter and not yeast.
Of course we only sell real sourdough baked fresh that day from Coopers Bakehouse and Lockdown Bakehouse.
Kimchi and Kraut
Once again, not all kimchi and sauerkraut is created equal. Make sure your brand is properly fermented, not just pickled with vinegar.
We love our fantastic pickles, krauts and kimchi from Jamie Ferments, made just a mile from our shop.
Kefir and Kombucha
Fermented drinks are having a moment now. Kombucha is fermented tea, Kefir is fermented milk and water kefir is fermented fruity water - all naturally sparkling.
Check our fridges for our range of kombuchas from Momo (including regular seasonal specials) and water kefir from Agua De Madre.