Janella’s Immunity Week: Fermented Foods

Historically, people used cultured or fermented foods to support their intestinal and overall health, way before the invention of the probiotic supplement. Yoghurt, quark, sauerkraut, kim chi, kombucha and miso paste are good sources of natural, healthy bacteria.

Considering around 80% of our immune system is in our digestive tract, its pretty important we keep it heathy.

One of the best and least expensive ways to get healthy bacteria through your diet is to make your own kefir using raw cow’s or goat’s milk, or even coconut water.

Add some kefir granules – available from your health food store or on line – in some raw milk, which you leave at room temperature over night. This kefir will have loads more active bacteria than you can possibly purchase in any probiotics supplement.

Note* Avoid Fermented Foods if you have digestive trouble. Reduce the bad bacteria first through diet and supplements, then add in slowly. Possibly starting with a tsp of the liquid only, with meals.

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