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The gut is considered the body’s entire digestive system (stomach, large and small intestines, etc.). The digestive system is responsible for absorbing nutrients, eliminating toxins, and moving things correctly. It is commonly known that 80% of the immune system can be found in the digestive tract and what it absorbs can have a huge effect on your health. Certain stresses from dietary imbalances can create negative health issues and problems like bloating, constipation, and other symptoms related to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Although most digestive issues are temporary, they can also be very painful.

Here Are Some Ways To Heal The Digestive System Naturally:

A simple body detox can easily reset your digestive tract, while healing the rest of the body within. Consuming natural herbs like milk thistle or fermented foods detoxifies the system and soothes inflammation of the digestive lining. Also, the detoxifying process removes toxins from processed foods, heavy metals, and environmental toxins.

  • Focus On Healthier Eating

When it comes to eating healthier, including natural foods that can be easily be broken down by the digestive system. Unhealthy foods that are usually processed, can be extremely toxic to your digestive system.

Usually considered one of nature’s best kept secrets, fermented foods are high in “good bacteria” that the digestive system needs. Fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, vinegar, and kombucha, contains probiotics not only heal your gut but also boost immunity and overall health.

Dairy products are one of the hardest food groups to digest, because of the sugar lactose found in it. Individuals who are considered lactose intolerant will experience digestive problems like fatigue, bloating/gas, and poor immunity whenever dairy is consumed. Try dairy substitutes like almond milk and other alternatives.

  • Include Fiber Into Diet

Although known for easing symptoms associated with constipation, fiber also helps with removing toxins from the body and protecting the digestive tract from inflammation and curbs your appetite.

  • Stay Hydrated

Water us the life force that up 70% of our bodies, so it is very important to always stay hydrated. When the system is properly hydrated it assist with moving things along the digestive tract and flushing toxins from the body.  

All Young Scent‘s lines of fruit-based vinegar products are fermented according to a traditional Taiwanese recipe made to help those suffering from digestive ailments, allergies, or when you simply need a good ‘ol spring cleaning of the body. Consider adding Young Scent to your daily regimen today!

 

 

 

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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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December 26, 2017

Cleansing After The Holidays

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The holidays are considered to be a happy and joyful time spent with family; however, they can also can make you body feel less energized that usual. While the body is able to heal itself, a little extra TLC can give your body the “boost” it needs during the holiday season. After the holidays, try not to resort to a crash “diet”, which can be more harmful.

Here are some ways for cleanse after and during the holidays:

Drink Warm Lemon Water

Hydration is the key to overall health, try drinking lemon water to burn fat while you indulge. Starting the day with drinking lemon has many benefits like speeding up your metabolism, alkalizing the body, and curbing cravings. Also, consuming enough water throughout the day can help the liver and kidney remove toxins from the body.

Yoga

On of the quickest and most physical way to bring the body back into balance, yoga can also boost your mood and concentration during the holiday season.

Take Probiotics

When the gut is healthy, the body function properly. Probiotics can be found in food or beverages, which can help with digestion, stress, fatigue, and regulates blood sugar.

Stay Away From Sugar

Sugary beverages are an easy to indulgement during the holiday season. Often overlooked, liquid calories are much worse than solid food calories, because it gets sent straight to the liver without going through the breaking down process. As you begin to fill up on sugar, the body will start to crave more. To begin your detox process try cutting sugar intake in half or remove completely.

Sticking to a healthy and strict food plan in between indulging on sweets and eggnog can keep your body balanced throughout the season. After a couple of days of conscious eating, you and your body will become more aware of the food you eat, which will lead to smarter choices after the season. Young Scent fruit-vinegar  based drinks can add some gut-balancing options to your joyful, holiday indulgences!

 

 

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What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that lines digestive tract, while supporting your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infections. Over 80%  of the human body’s immune system is found in the digestive system, for overall health try consuming probiotic-rich foods daily. Naturally, the body is full of good and bad bacteria but sometimes needs assistance with fighting off the bad bacteria and restoring balance back into the body.

Probiotics Are Found In These Foods:
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Yogurt
Pickled Vegetables
Cheese

Benefits Of Probiotics:

Healthy Immune System:
Having a healthier immune systems starts in the digestive tract. Consuming unhealthy substances like sugar and tap water can cause bad bacteria to feed and cause imbalance between the good and bad bacteria found in the body. Common symptoms of a weak immune system are colds, flu, and viruses.

Digestion:
Probiotics are often used to treat digestive issues like cramps and IBS(Irritable Bowel System). Antibiotics medicines kills both good and bad bacteria found in the body. Which can cause an imbalance in the digestive system.

Mental Health:
The healthy bacteria found in probiotics has been proven to help reduce or get rid of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Individuals who eat or drink probiotics daily have shown lower levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that has been linked to depression and anxiety.

Consider incorporating Young Scent‘s Fruit Vinegar-based prodducts into yout daily regiment. Your body will thank you!

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What Are Fermented Foods?

For thousands of years, the fermentation technique was used for preserving foods long before refrigerators were thought of. During the fermentation process, microorganisms (yeast, bacteria, fungi) convert sugar or starch into acids. This process can produce sour and strong flavors when tasted. The consumption of fermented foods provides a numerous amount of  health benefits, the natural sugars and starches in the food enhances that natural “good” bacteria in the food. This “good” bacteria is called probiotics.

Benefits Of Fermented Foods:

Improves Digestion: Fermentation breaks down the nutrients found in food for easier digestion, which causes vitamin-levels to increase.

 

  • Boost Immune System: 80%- 85% of the body’s immune system is in the gut. If the gut becomes unhealthy, the immune system will weaken. Probiotic-rich foods contains beneficial yeast and bacteria that protect your cells from damage and nourish the brain.

 

  • Improves Arthritis Symptoms: People who suffer from arthritis experience symptoms like aching, pain, and stiffness in the joints caused by inflammation. Fermented foods like sauerkraut, pickles, and olives contains healthy bacteria that get rids the body of toxins that causes inflammation in the body.

 

Healthiest Fermented Foods:

  • Sauerkraut
  • Pickles
  • Miso
  • Yogurt
  • Kombucha

 

Sources:

https://draxe.com/what-is-fermentation/

 

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/health-benefits-offermenting

 

https://juicing-for-health.com/10-inflammatory-foods-reduce-arthritis-pain

 

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Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of microbes (live “good” bacteria), antioxidants and enzymes to the gut, increasing nutrient absorption. Rich in B-vitamins, amino acids and acetic acid, fruit vinegar has been shown to benefit the body in several ways (i.e. reduced blood sugar levels, increased metabolism). Its unique set of nutrients also benefit the body in weight loss and anti-diabetic effects. Here are 4 reasons why you should drink fruit vinegar with every meal.

Lowers Blood Glucose and Insulin Response

Drinking fruit vinegar before each meal can greatly help in cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes as it normalizes the blood sugar levels and the insulin function. Fruit vinegar has anti-glycemic properties to help reduce blood sugar levels. Its acetic acid lowers blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates. One theory is that vinegar helps inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar — slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. As a result, this gives your body more time to digest and absorb the sugar out of your blood, preventing sugar levels from spiking.

Increases Calcium Absorption

Fruit vinegar is high in acetic acid, which can increase the body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods we eat. Drinking fruit vinegar in meals or even drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water (up to a tablespoon in a glass of water) just before or with meals can improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.

Fruit vinegar may be especially useful to women, who generally have a hard time absorbing all the calcium their bodies need to keep bones strong. Many women (and men) suffer from a condition called lactose intolerance that makes it difficult to digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they may suffer uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cramping, when they consume diary products. These women often look elsewhere to supplement their dietary calcium needs.

Leafy greens are good sources of calcium, but some contain compounds that inhibit calcium absorption. Drinking fruit vinegar or adding a few splashes of vinegar in raw or vinaigrette for, on their greens may very well allow them to absorb more valuable calcium.

Adds Flavor, Not Calories

Fruit vinegar contains very few calories — 25 in a half a cup! If you’re looking to lose weight, using vinegar in place of mayonnaise whenever you can will help you make a serious impact in calorie (and fat) intake.

Fruit vinegar can also help you add flavor to your dessert without compromising flavor, and cut calories, too. Use a splash of fruit vinegar to bring out the sweetness and flavor of fruit-inspired desserts without any added sugar. Try it on other fruits that you might sprinkle fruit on — you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of fruit vinegar can make (in depth of flavor, too). Can’t imagine the combination? Try it for yourself!

Promotes Weight Loss

Fruit vinegar stimulates digestion. The acetic acid helps with digestion of protein, the building blocks for hormones. One such hormone is growth hormone, which is instrumental in breaking down fat cells. By drinking fruit vinegar, the increased acid in your stomach before a meal can help digestion and increase the availability of protein for hormone synthesis.

The increased protein helps the formation of growth hormone, which keeps the body’s metabolism going while we’re at rest. The properties of fruit vinegar also reduce the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract — increasing metabolism and managing a healthy weight.

How to Drink Fruit Vinegar for Weight Loss

Mix 2 teaspoons of any of our beverages with 8 ounces (oz) of water before or after meals, 2 to 3 times a day. Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel. If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of fruit vinegar concentration or try drinking it after meals.

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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.  

 


 

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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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