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Mind Blowing Effects Of Fermented Food On Our Health

Fermented food and drinks are the nectar of life!

Many cultures have a tradition of eating fermented foods because they have a wide range of health benefits. Various scientific experiments have shown that the microorganisms that are participating in the process of fermentation have a positive effect on the human body. During fermentation, by synthesizing minerals and vitamins present in the food and drinks,  various microorganisms generate active peptide compounds. These compounds possess a significant number of health benefits for our body.

Fermented Food And Drinks: A Reservoir Of Beneficial Bacteria

Originally, in the past, when food items could not be refrigerated, they were preserved through the process of zymolysis. Through this technique, the biological properties of the various compounds that are found in the food and drinks varied through chemical reactions. The taste, smell and color of these foods stored by the process of zymolysis, were different, which was appreciated as their unique characteristics. Besides the nutritional value as well as the usefulness of these salty, pungent and strong flavored foods and beverages, they are especially effective in maintaining good intestinal health, controlling blood sugar and blood pressure levels in the human body.

Maintains Good Health Of Digestive System:

Beneficial bacteria present in fermented foods and beverages help maintain a balance in the digestive system.  Probiotics improve intestinal health by preventing certain diseases of the digestive system. It also helps in digestion.  The altered role of enzymes present in food adds extra nutritional value to food items produced during fermentation. The amount of vitamins and minerals in food items and drinks increases significantly during the traditional fermentation process. As a result, consuming these foods satisfies the nutritional needs of our body.

Flushes Out Dangerous Toxins:

The beneficial microorganisms in the food obtained after the fermentation process remove the harmful toxins accumulated in the digestive system of the human body during defecation and urination. Also, for those who have digestive problems, constipation problems, those who suffer from irregular bowel movements and those who have gastric problems, regular consumption of fermented food and drink is very beneficial.

Improves Food Absorption:

If the human body has the right balance of bacteria and adequate digestive enzymes in the gut, it helps to absorb more nutrients from food. Our body cannot absorb all the nutrients from the food that we consume in our daily diet. As a result, we have to take artificial supplements from outside.  Regular consumption of fermented foods increases the efficiency of our digestive system, which makes sure that we can get ample supply of essential vitamins and minerals from our daily diet.

Debapriya Chakraborty

Author is an aspiring creative writer, food-buff and bookworm. Loves to travel, bunks in lesser known bnbs and loves her chai more than anything else. She adds her two cents to every idea and has been a scriber for more than a decade now!
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