The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

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The Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

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There are many Fermented Foods that are important to your health. In many cases, these foods help with gastrointestinal health primarily. Optimal gastrointestinal health can be promoted by regularly consuming foods such as kimchi, pickles or sauerkraut. Continue reading below to learn more about the health benefits associated with Fermented Foods.

1. A Benefit of Aiding in Digestion

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Fermentation promotes the growth of good bacteria. Good bacteria can assist in breaking down unhealthy carbohydrates which are found in whole grains. Often, these bad carbohydrates are also called insoluble fiber. Though whole grain may be healthier, it does not promote gastrointestinal health and needs fermentation to break down. Fermented Foods can greatly assist in the metabolization process that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract after eating any type of carbohydrate, whether good or bad. The good bacteria will assist in the breakdown.

2. A Benefit of Fighting and Defeating Bad Bacteria

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The gastrointestinal tract is full of bad bacteria such as microbiota. These bacteria are upset by the consumption of processed foods especially, causing gastrointestinal problems and disorders. Bad bacteria are also consumed through food that, most of the time, cells get rid of. The good bacteria in fermentation creates a lowered pH in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing bad bacteria’s survival. They also win over consumption rights, causing bad bacteria to die of starvation. Finally, antimicrobial proteins are released from good bacteria, allotting for the death of bad bacteria.

3. Good Bacteria Creates Beneficial Vitamins in the Gastrointestinal Tract

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The good bacteria in Fermented Foods create vitamins that are necessary not only for the gastrointestinal tract but for the body as a whole. Some of the vitamins good bacteria can aide in the production of include vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Vitamin K. These vitamins assist in immune responses and inflammation responses, keeping the gastrointestinal tract and whole body healthy for years and years to come.

4. Good Bacteria Create a Health Balance in the Gastrointestinal Tract

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A healthy balance of good bacteria and no bacteria is necessary in the gastrointestinal tract. When there are too few bacterium, there is the cause for many terminal or chronic diseases to show up. Often, diseases such as obesity, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma may occur due to a lack of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. It is important to eat Fermented Foods to ensure that your body is receiving good bacteria to fight off chronic diseases.

5. Good Bacteria Can Restore Health to Your Gastrointestinal Tract After the Use of Antibiotics

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Antibiotics pull all bacteria out of your gastrointestinal tract, causing significant gastrointestinal discomfort and problems after taking them. The good bacteria found in the foods mentioned are able to restore the gastrointestinal tract to health as they are left behind after passing through. It will restore the balance required in your body. Fiber and plants will assist these good bacteria in flourishing and living healthily in the gastrointestinal tract.