Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of fermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. I don’t eat cows milk or refined sugar so instead I use coconut milk, honey and a probiotic capsule. Some starches have gluten so I have to read labels to make sure what I am buying is safe for my consumption.
Wellness Mama has a great website. This page has everything you need to know about fermented foods.
Seven fermented foods I eat:
- Coconut Milk Yogurt
- Pickles, beets and carrots
- Coconut milk kefir
- Jams – refined sugar free
The Paleo Mom has an amazing write up about fermented food on her site.
Autoimmune Wellness great site for autoimmunepaleo
Paleo Leap has great fermented food recipes
Stupid Easy Paleo has great recipes too.