Fermented Foods and Why They are good for You
What are fermented foods?
Yogurt, grass-fed cheese, pickles, sauerkraut, fermented bread like sourdough, kombucha, kefir, kimchi, olives all are traditionally fermented foods.
Modern companies have found ways to cut down on the fermentation process by use of chemicals and vinegars, thus removing the beneficial factors of fermented foods. Olives are now treated with a lye solution then packed in a salt solution when canned instead of going through the fermentation process. So even if you are eating pickles on your hamburger, you probably aren’t getting the added benefits (besides commercial pickles usually have added preservatives) . Yogurt is usually low fat and loaded with sugar (two things that make it a very unhealthy option).