Fermented foods are all the buzz at the moment with kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, and yoghurt being some of the most popular of the fermented foods. These are all the rave at the moment, particularly in the health space being best known for promoting a healthy gut due to being good sources of probiotic foods.
Fermented foods are preserved using an old age process known as fermentation. Fermentation increases the nutritional value offering added health benefits, in particular supplying the body with a good dose of probiotics, which are shown in research to promote overall better gut health. This, in turn, can lead to overall more vibrant health.
Why fermented foods can be fantastic for promoting good gut health, for some it can be just too much of a good thing. When our gut health is not in a good state and there is lots of gut inflammation present, eating fermented foods can often have quite the opposite effect to what you intended.
Have you ever taken a probiotic supplement to find that you ended up experiencing bloating, discomfort and maybe not feeling so good? Well, this works much the same way as it does with fermented foods.
You may experience signs of bloating, distention, cramping, and gas.
These are signs that your gut health is poor and your gut may not be quite strong enough right now to handle these fermented foods. In this case, you need to back off with the fermented foods right now.
Before adding fermented foods into the diet, it’s important that we reduce gut inflammation and heal the gut first. You may need to do a gut cleanse by removing all inflammatory foods from the diet for a period of time to really help heal and strengthen the gut.
When the gut is strong enough, we can then start to bring these fermented foods back into the diet. Yet it is important that we start slow and work our way up to increase the number of fermented foods in the diet, as going in to quick with fermented foods can be just too much for the gut to be able to handle. Once the gut is strong enough, fermented foods will be of great benefit and can happily be part of your everyday diet to support good gut health, just the way they intended too.
If this resonates with you and you think you might be suffering from poor gut health, its time that you reached out. I can help you get your gut health back on track so you can eat these foods without discomfort and feel good and thrive in motherhood. To find out more book a complimentary discovery call today.
Heres to good health and happiness x