Can the Dr Smood fermented yogurt really help increase your immunity?
Throughout the course of history, various cultures and civilizations have used fermentation as a way of preserving perishable foods that would not last in the warmer weather conditions.
Fermentation preserves food because the organisms that are being cultivated, do not allow the growth of other bacteria that would otherwise spoil the food. The presence of bacteria and yeast keep a selective environment that stops the growth of unwanted organisms and supports preservation of food.
Healing Benefits of Fermentation
Other than preserving, fermented foods are highly nutritious and easier to digest. This is due to the beneficial micro-organisms that are involved in the fermentation process, adding live enzymes, B vitamins and protein to the food.
Fermentation also increases the bio-availability of minerals present in food, helping the body assimilate more nutrition. The micro-organisms break down complex protein, carbohydrates and fats into more easily assimilated molecules. Therefore, since healthy gut flora plays a key role in absorption, our body is able to absorb the maximum amount of nutrients, preventing nutrient deficiencies that are so common today.
Apart from aiding digestion, the lactic acid bacteria present in fermented foods also alter the PH balance in the intestines which is associated with a long life and good health. Also, the same lactic acid bacteria create omega 3 fatty acids, essential for the immune system. Did you know that 80% of our immune system resides in the walls of the intestines? So, while enjoying your home made yogurt or having your favorite idlis, you are actually building a resistant immune system that will help you fight disease.
Improved digestion which leads to:
- Digestive comfort
- Regular bowel movement
- Better sleeping
- Healthy and radiant skin
- Increased energy levels
- Loss of excess weight
- Possible decrease of sugar cravings
- Normalization of blood pressure levels
- Acid reflux, heart burn control
- Decreases inflammation
- Candida over-growth control
Good bacteria also make it easier for our bodies to get rid of toxins from food and the environment. Doesn’t this sound amazing and the answer to most of our health problems? That is why it’s important to include many different types of fermented foods and beverages in one’s diet.
Is a cultured and microbial rich food that helps restore the inner ecology. Kefir is made from gelatinous white and yellow particles called “grains”. The grains contain the bacteria/yeast mixture clumped together with casein (milk protein) and polysaccharides (complex sugars). A natural antibiotic that is made from milk! The finished product is not unlike a drink-style yogurt, but kefir has a more tart, refreshing taste and contains completely different micro-organisms from a traditional curd or yogurt.