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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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pineapple, bromelain, anti-inflammation

Considered one of the most popular fruits, pineapple also contains many health benefits. Known as a natural remedy that treats everything like indigestion and allergies, pineapples are filled with phytonutrients that work just as well as medication. Other benefits include improved fertility, improved cardiovascular health, vision improvement, and more.

Boost Immunity

Pineapples contains about 131% of your daily amount if vitamin C that is required in the human body. Commonly used to calm down symptoms like coughs, colds, and the flu, vitamin C stimulates the activity of the white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant. This incredible benefits makes pineapple one of the most delicious sources of ascorbic acid.

Helps Mental Health

An underrated benefit pineapple is its ability to improve mental health by uplifting your mood. This popular fruit fights off depression and anxiety becuase it is high in the amino acid Trytophan, which boosts serotonin production, resulting in those “feeling good” vibes and an overall sense of upliftedness.

Reduces Inflammation

Pineapple’s powerful ability to help individuals suffering from joint and arthritis pain due to the bromelain found in the fruit. Bromelain blocks inflammation from happening in the body by stopping metabolites, which is what causes swelling.

Aids Digestion

Eating pineapples regularly can protect you from many health conditions related to the digestive system. Rich in fiber, pineapples have the ability to relieve symptoms associated with constipation, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), and even high blood pressure.

Young Scent’s drinking vinegars contain many of the qualities that pineapple adds to a healthy diet. Check out our products and learn more about how Young Scent’s drinking vinegars can aid with lower inflammation, a stronger immune system, and a clear head.

 

 

 

 

 

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the minty muse

Joining us in our latest Young Scent movement is LA-native Amanda Kim of The Minty Muse! We surprised her with a Young Scent gift set of our Mulberry Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate and Passion Fruit Ready-to-Drink Fruit Vinegar and here are her thoughts on the taste and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your daily routine for everyday health!

 

 

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Healthy Gut Girl

Our handcrafted drinking vinegars revitalize your core with probiotics and antioxidants because we know that total health begins at the core. So we’ve partnered up with Healthy Gut Girl to get you the inside scoop on the decadent side of health.

In her journey as a health educator, practitioner and chef, she has been on the pursuit of a sustainable health. With all the supplements and superfoods and herbs and remedies and modalities and diets, it’s just pure insanity. No matter where you turn, there’s a new product to heal your ailments. But like Healthy Gut Girl says, “sifting through it all is a chore for certain and most everything causes detox or is expensive or tastes bad or smells funny or requires discomfort.”

So when a product comes along that takes the chore out of being healthy and make it fun and delicious, I LOSE MY MIND,” says Catalina Martone of Healthy Gut Girl.

This summer, we partnered up with Healthy Gut Girl to create a gut-healthy cocktail. While this is not a replacement to your raw apple cider vinegar routine, you can incorporate our fruit vinegars into making those everyday cocktail recipes healthier and easier to digest.

Healthy Passion Fruit Gin Cocktail

To read more about Healthy Gut Girl‘s health tips using fruit vinegars, head on over to her blog and get your daily dose on a healthy gut.

The Decadent Side of Health!

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gut-healthy vinegar beverage

The buzz about fermented drinks and their probiotic properties is getting louder. The spotlight beams brighter as more and more consumers learn about their inherent probiotic health benefits. The new trend — fermented everything — is now making noise all over the web and social media. It is creating awareness about what we are actually putting in our bodies and how it impacts our overall health. If you’re curious to know what this fermented everything trend can do for your body, look no further. Here are 3 fermented drinks to get you started and why you should try them.

 

 

What Are Fermented Drinks?

There is a world of fermentation that has nothing to do with alcohol. This natural process transforms the taste and consistency of foods and beverages — turning water into creamy kefir and tea into carbonated Kombucha.

The healthy world of fermented drinks adds microbes (live “good” bacteria) to the gut, increases micronutrients (B-vitamins), makes food more digestible, and eliminates anti-nutrients — increasing nutrient absorption.

 

 


 

Types of Fermented Drinks

Kombucha 

Kombucha is a highly consumed fermented drink. Available in a multitude of flavor options, this magical elixir is a fizzy, lightly vinegar-y beverage made from fermented tea. Its persistent effervescence makes it taste like a liquid version of Pop Rocks.

The fermentation process creates a carbonated functional beverage with a high concentration of B- vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, and acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with following effects:

Improved Digestion, Weight Loss, Increased Energy , Cleansing and Detoxification , Immune Support , Reduced Joint Pain 

 

Kefir

Kefir is a drinkable yogurt with a base made by fermenting milk. Unlike yogurt, kefir carries a different type of bacteria. Its flavor is tangier, slighter more tart and creamier. You can eat it like yogurt, but many people like to drink it straight up.

High in vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics, kefir has superior nutrition. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in the following ways:

Boost Immunity , Heal Inflammatory Bowl Disease , Build Bone Density , Fight Allergies , Improve Lactose Digestion , Support Detoxification 

 

Fruit Vinegar 

Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of health benefits. Its flavor taste like the essence of the fruit with perfect notes of sweet and tart. You can use it in a variety of methods from vinaigrettes, marinating protein or as a mocktail. And if you’re not down with drinking fruit vinegar straight up, there are a range of tonics that’s simply begging to be drunk from a Mason jar or wine glass for a more refined palate.

Rich in calcium, potassium, amino acids, enzymes, and acetic acid, fruit vinegar is high in antioxidants. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in several ways:

Lowers Cholesterol, Balances Acidity Levels, Increases Metabolism and Speeds Up Weight Loss, Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces Blood Sugar Levels.  

 


 

Get Started & Drink Up

Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent fruit vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a one of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar beverages.

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