In the world of food, things are getting the shift back in time. An old form of preserving foods — fermentation — is getting a new swing. By eating fermented foods you are adding good bacteria and enzymes to your intestinal flora, thus improving the health of your digestive system and gut microbiome. The number of good bacteria increases during the process of fermentation.
Fermentation is a process that turns sugars into alcohol. A lot of people are making their own jars of sauerkraut, kombucha tea, kimchi, yogurt, kefir, some types of cheese, and many other fermented goodies.
Fermented foods are rich in probiotics that can be very beneficial for gut health. Good bacteria are proven to work if you need to lose weight, improve digestion, boost immunity, and many other things. Although drinking alcohol is bad for your health, eating fermented foods can help you consume fewer sugars and fewer calories in general.