What Is Fermentation?
Fermentation is a process that converts sugars found in food into alcohol or carbon dioxide. This process has been used for thousands of years before refrigeration was even an option to extend the “shelf live” of otherwise, perishable foods.  The main health benefit of fermented foods is that they are full of the good bacteria that not only assists the body in functioning at its optimal performance, but also provides nutrients that are not found in most conventional foods (especially in the modern-day diet), ultimately providing the digestive system with a balance of both good and bad bacteria.

A diet high in fat and sugar can eventually cause damage to your gut over time. A healthy gut is the foundation of your body’s overall health. Over 70% of the body’s immune system is found in the gut;  you may not associate certain health issues like allergies, colds, and fatigue with the digestive system, but these ailments and gut health are greatly intertwined.

Foods and Behaviors That Contribute To An Imbalanced Gut:

Poor Diet
Toxic Overload (i.e smoking, excess drinking, exposure to heavy metals, etc.)
Stress
Bacterial Overgrowth

Behaviors and Foods That Contribute To A Healthier Gut:

Stress-relieving activities such as exercise, meditation, and yoga

Using products that are free of allergens or toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

Probiotic Foods Or Drinks For Immune Health:

Vinegar
Vinegar contains a potent amount of malic acid, which is known to boost the body’s immune system. Malic acid is antiviral, anti-inflammatory that can relieve sinus and congestion.

Kefir
A healthy probiotic food that contains stronger bacteria compared to yogurt. This milk-based drink cleanses your digestive system, while restoring the healthy bacteria in the system.

Kombucha
Made from yeast and wild bacteria, this fizzy tasting drink can also boost energy, improve joint mobility, lower cholesterol levels, and improve immune system, so you can fight off common colds and infections.

Sourdough Bread
Instead of using plain white or wheat bread on your sandwich, try switching to sourdough bread. It contains probiotics, a large amount of yeast cultures, and healthy bacteria that is always needed during the fermentation process.

All Young Scent Products use organic fruit vinegars as a base and are an excellent addition to your daily, gut-healthy routine!

 

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