Remember when your Mom and Grandma told you to “Eat your greens”? Well guess what, they were right! Thousands of published scientific studies from around the world have confirmed the healthy wisdom of what Mom and Grandma always said. And that’s not all! The latest research also tells us to eat the blues, the reds, the yellows, and all the other rainbow colours every day in order to get the full spectrum of colourful phyto (plant) nutrients we need to be healthy and active. Now, new and exciting research also points to the significant health benefits of consuming fermented foods.
Here are 5 key benefits to increasing your intake or fermented foods:
1. Fermented Foods improve digestion.
2. Fermented foods can help absorption of other nutrients in food.
3. Fermented foods promote healthy bacteria in the gut.
4. Fermented foods are nutrient dense.
5. Fermented foods are enzyme-rich.
Nutritional scientists are discovering what our ancestors knew, that naturally fermented foods provide abundantly diverse health benefits and are an integral part of a healthy daily diet. For thousands of years, cultures from around the world have used natural fermentation to preserve their foods and improve digestibility and nutrient availability.
Some of the most commonly recognized foods are yogurt, miso, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchee. While the fermentation of many foods is an ancient dietary practice, the fermentation of organic greens is new and revolutionary.
Fermented green supplements like fermented wheatgrass and barley grass are now readily available to add to your daily intake. The fresh-cut blades of organic wheatgrass or barley grass are naturally cultured with probiotics like Lactobacillus plantarum and Saccaromyces boulardii on a molasses matrix and fermented for several days. This type of natural fermentation process enhances and transforms the naturally occurring nutrients in the wheatgrass to more readily absorbed forms. Fermented greens deliver a refreshingly green taste experience that includes the natural juice and fibre from the fresh leaves of these plants.
Fermented wheatgrass is a concentrated source of readily assimilated chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes, is pleasant-tasting and is the perfect addition to smoothies, salad dressings and sauces! Rich with health-promoting probiotic bacteria; organic wheatgrass is easily digested and will support bowel regularity and overall good health.
It is important to note, that when selecting a fermented wheatgrass or greens product to choose products that are organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Use only pure, fermented food powders that contain no flavours, colours, preservatives, sweeteners, or fillers.
Increasing your intake of fermented foods is a simple way to support your overall health and well being.