Health benefits found in fermentation
FERMENTATION is all the rage right now and said to be the latest food trend on the brew. As people are becoming increasingly health conscious and moving towards clean eating, fermentation is said to have many health benefits, making this new trend the one to watch.
It is thanks to fermentation that we have bread and cheese, amasi and yoghurt, as well as vinegar, beer and wine.
Fermentation produces powerful probiotics which aids digestion and it is also nutrient rich. It also produces enzymes as well as antibiotic and anticarcinogenic substances.
Furthermore, the drive towards real food rather than synthetic supplementation as well as the beverages.
Smith said: “There are many different kinds of fermented foods from fermented vegetable dishes like Kimchi to yoghurt, beer and kombucha.
“Each type of fermentation requires a specific fermentation agent like yeast or bacteria.
“Often, a fairly sterilised environment is required to ferment foods and there are tools available to help one manage this.”
The best thing about this new trend is that it could easily be made in the comfort of your home, which is a big part of the appeal.
“As we move away from processed foods to better stocking our kitchens with food we have made ourselves from scratch, so do we empower ourselves with greater health,” Smith said.
CLEAN DIET: Fermentation produces probiotics which aids digestion and is nutrient rich. It also produces enzymes as well as antibiotic and anticarcinogenic substances.