How the bacteria in fermented foods leads to healthier bodies.
How Do Fermented Foods Create Healthier Skin?
Healthy skin starts in the gut. Your gut is home to trillions of strains of bacteria. The good bacteria help support your digestion, assisting with the healthy absorption of vitamins, minerals and other skin-boosting nutrients. Benefits of fermented foods:
help boost your immune system
offer innate probiotic qualities, helping to increase your population of good bacteria in the gut
increase the availability of vitamins and minerals to your body and help produce Vitamins B and K.
contain a high antioxidant level, increasing protection from free radical damage (i.e., aging!)
create a healthy balance of bacteria and a more diverse gut. Research shows that a less diverse gut (less different types of good bacteria) can lead to obesity, asthma, chronic inflammatory conditions, depression, sleep disorders, and more.
Fermented Food Options
Here are a few fermented foods to add into your diet this week to boost your immune system, boost your mood, and improve the health of your skin!
Sauerkraut: In addition to loading the gut with good bacteria, fermented cabbage contains up to 20 x more Vitamin C than raw cabbage. Vitamin C is essential for a healthy complexion, boosting your production of collagen and protecting your skin from free radical damage.
Miso: In addition to the good bacteria, Miso contains iron, magnesium, zinc, amino acids, + antioxidants all essential components to the skin's overall structure.
Kefir: Kefir is a more powerful probiotic than yogurt! It is rich in protein, calcium, and B vitamins. Research has shown it to be effective it treating acne. Try making a smoothie with it and adding into your facial masks! Kefir + oats! DIY Anti-bacterial + Anti-inflammatory mask.