Fermented foods seem to be on the rise once again as a food trend for
health. But why, many people ask? What is it about fermented foods that people are after? Put simply, it’s all about our gut health.
Our intestinal bacteria, generally called our gut health or gut flora, are responsible for producing important nutrients for us, including vitamins B and K. They help us break down nutrients from our foods we otherwise would not be able to digest, as well as helping to outcompete invading pathogens that could lead to sickness, be it a simple virus or more.
Our intestines are lined with immune cells, directly correlated with our overall immunity and health. The more we support our gut flora, the better it can perform in just these important tasks alone.