Fermenting is basically a more palatable way to say rotting, but in the case of many foods, this is a good thing because the end result tastes good. Let’s be clear here – eating rotten food is a problem, but some of your (likely) favorite things are fermented on purpose – including beer and cheese.
It turns out that on top of being delicious, fermented foods can also bring health benefits. Who knew (except for a bunch of dietitians and nutrition experts)? So here are 12 reasons the fermented shouldn’t be lamented…
1. Better Absorption
According to WellnessMama.com, fermented foods help promote the proper balance of gut bacteria and the right levels of digestive enzymes to allow your body to absorb more of the nutrients you take in. “Pair this with your healthy real food diet, and you will absorb many more nutrients from the foods you eat,” it notes.
The source says because you’ll be getting more from the foods you already eat, you likely won’t need as many vitamins and other supplements because you’ll get them from where nature intended – your diet.