4. Full of Nutrition
By breaking down the sugars and carbohydrates, the beneficial microorganisms release essential nutrients from the vegetables or food being fermented. Most fermented foods are very high in vitamin K2 and several B vitamins.
For example, Sauerkraut or fermented cabbage contains high amounts of fiber, vitamin A, C, K and B and other nutrients like iron, copper, calcium and magnesium. Another favorite, Pickles, are extremely gut-friendly and contain natural antioxidants. Pickle juice also makes for a great electrolyte alternative to sugary drinks.
5. Promote a Healthy Lifestyle
Your gut health can dictate your overall health and your behavior towards a healthy lifestyle. Believe it or not, studies show diets high in probiotic and prebiotic foods change your brain's neurochemistry. In other words, when your gut microbiome is balanced, you're more likely to make healthier choices.
An unhealthy gut is a common cause of inflammation in the body, making weight lose challenging. Beneficial microorganisms from probiotics and probiotic foods, decrease inflammation over time. Fermented foods are a great alternative to processed condiments and can help you decrease the need for unhealthy, high sugar foods.