Fermentation, Protein, and Your Gut’s Health
While the nutritional benefits from consuming fermented foods are becoming increasingly well known, cultured foods and beverages are far from new. Ancient civilizations learned how to manipulate fermentation techniques for practical and gastronomical applications, and thousands of fermented foods and beverages can be found in diets across all cultures, including sauerkraut, kimchee, miso, yogurt, and kefir, to name a few. However, fermented foods have become less commonplace due to the rise of food accessibility, decreased home food preservation, and modern food industry practices that are designed for production efficiency and uniformity at the cost of nutritional integrity.
While fermented foods aren’t a big part of modern diets, they should be! There is an abundance of processed foods in our diets; our food supply’s nutritional potency has been reduced by large-scale agricultural practices; there is a heavy reliance on antibiotics, rampant use of chemical cleansers and a general over-sanitization. As a consequence, our digestion, gut ecology and overall health has been compromised, apparent in the rise of chronic disease in our culture. It’s time for fermentation to make a comeback!
The health benefits from fermented foods are significant, as the unique alchemy enhances the nutritional components of foods. Consuming these foods nurtures digestive function and in turn, substantially benefits all-over health, aiding in the prevention of disease. It does this by:
- Pre-digesting food, making key nutritional components easier for our digestive systems to handle, so we get maximum nutrition. It breaks foods down to rid them of “anti nutrients”- harmful bacteria and other factors which inhibit nutrient absorption and increase food’s bioavailability by “unlocking” vitamin, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates
- Improving gastrointestinal health through balancing and building a strong gut ecology, which helps allergies, food sensitivities, weight management, inflammation, skin health, mood and immunity
In short, the dual benefits of fermented foods improve in the nutritional quality of the food itself and the consumer’s digestive environment – enhancing nutritional potential twofold!
This is what inspired Genuine Health to develop fermented Vegan proteins+: combining a highly beneficial, natural, traditional technique with innovative, high performance plant-based ingredients, to build a protein that fuels and nourishes everyone!
Protein is essential – everyday, and protein powder supplements are one of the most widely used health products on the market. Whey protein has long set the gold standard for increased protein needs, immune support and enhanced athletic performance. However, dairy allergies are very common, and prolonged use of whey can lead to sensitivities. Plant-based proteins can be problematic as well. Although often well tolerated, their ingredients can naturally contain “anti-nutrients” that lock in nutrient potential, preventing absorption and causing digestive problems, such as gas and bloating. These factors can be partially eliminated through heat processing, but this affects the integrity of nutrients and the protein structures themselves. There is also the risk of GMO ingredients, allergy or sensitivity or even an unpalatable, chalky taste.
In order for our bodies to utilize proteins efficiently- digestibility is absolutely KEY! With fermented Vegan proteins+, fermentation unlocks the nutrient potential of the unique, non-GMO vegan protein blend for optimal health benefits. This is achieved by controlling the fermenting ingredients in small batches, using non-dairy probiotics by professional microbiologists who monitor and control the entire process to ensure pristine quality. This careful process captures thenutrition of ingredients at the peak level offermentation, creating pre-digested proteins that can be immediately used by the body, and prime the gut for absorption of health promoting ingredients.
fermented Vegan proteins+ is the first fully fermented protein supplement, making it easy to increase your intake of fermented foods. It is also 100% vegan, non-GMO, allergen-free, easy to mix, great tasting, and provides 20 grams of highly absorbable protein per serving with a balance of all essential amino acids. This evolution in protein supplementation provides your body with immediately available nutritional building blocks for your daily protein requirements and supports gut health for improving your whole body’s health!
Gut-Soothing Mango Smoothie
Mango lassies are traditionally served to soothe digestion, and are delicious!
The ingredients in this high-powered version work synergistically to benefit digestion: combining the probiotic qualities of natural yogurt, enzyme rich mango and raw honey, along with the nutritional power of fermented Vegan proteins+ for a protein punch and gut ecology support.
- ½ cup natural full-fat plain yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup fresh mango chunks
- 1 scoop fermented Vegan proteins+ vanilla
- 1 tsp raw honey (optional)
- ice (if desired)
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend on high until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes two 8 oz servings.
Learn more about the powerful health benefits of fermentation at genuinehealth.com.