Lacto fermentation is more than a food preservation technique. Consuming fermented foods – rich in probiotics – can help to boost the population of good bacteria in your gut, which creates a protective barrier against germs and viruses. This guide discusses the fermentation method and the best tips to help you ferment vegetables at home.
Lacto Fermented foods benefits
As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked, “Are fermented foods good for you?” There’s no denying; a lot of interest and excitement exists in this area. Research links the beneficial health effects of fermented foods to the fact they’re a source of good bacteria or probiotics. What’s more, probiotics may improve immunity, and certain strains could even help prevent specific allergy symptoms. Because many of us don’t get enough vegetables in our diet, I’d say, enjoying fermented vegetables is a simple way to integrate them into meals – with all the added benefits of healthy bacteria.
It’s important, though, to consider that each person’s response to probiotics can vary, and the type of strain, as well as the quantity, can impact results. It goes without saying; consuming fermented foods – rich in probiotics – helps to boost the population of good bacteria in your gut. This creates a protective barrier against germs and viruses.
Besides gut-protecting probiotics, fermented foods are also easier to digest. For example, when milk is fermented to make kefir, some of the lactose (milk sugar) is broken down. This may be helpful to those struggling with