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Fermented foods that are good for health

Fermented foods that are good for health

Normally we do not show interest in eating fermented foods. But, certain fermented foods are proven to be healthy. Here is a list of such foods. Though these foods might have bad smell and are expensive, they are considered to improve your health. Add them to your diet to protect you from health ailments.

Cheese is a favorite food of many. But do you know, how cheese is made. Milk is treated with bacteria and enzymes which in turn thickens it and turns it in to froth. Then it will be cut and shaped into cheese cubes.

Have you heard of Sauerkraut? It is nothing but a cabbage fermented with salt for a long time till it turns acidic. This is a good home remedy for treating digestive problems.

Miso is a fermented food made of soybeans with barley, wheat and rice. Miso soup helps in preventing cancer.

Eating ripe cucumber pieces soaked in vinegar or brine solution for a long time helps control morning sickness and irrepressible cravings in pregnant women.

Tempeh is widely eaten by Indonesians. Whole soybeans are soaked in vinegar until they are fermented to make Tempeh. Then it is treated with mycelium, a sticky fungus. It is believed to be one of the worlds’ healthiest foods that provides many essential minerals to the body.

Kimchi is prepared by keeping chopped cabbage in a mixture which is salty and spicy. Then, it is stored in an air-tight jar for two or three days. It eliminates toxins from the body and prevents cancer. It also reduces symptoms of constipation. It improves the digestive system and circulatory system.

Kefir is a fermented milk drink made from kefir grains. The milk used for this purpose can be of cow, goat or sheep. It helps in alleviating gastric and digestive problems. It is a rich source of protein, calcium and B vitamin.

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