Some people absolutely hate the idea of eating fermented foods, but the reality is, they’re packed with healthy bacteria that are beneficial for your microbiome, which can ease some digestive discomfort like bloating, IBS, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.

Having digestive issues is not only embarrassing, but it’s stressful too. If you’ve ever been out with friends or on a date and you go have lunch or dinner and you eat something that upsets your stomach, yet your outing isn’t close to being over, you’ve got to deal with the bloating and possibly hold in the gas—it’s uncomfortable to be in that situation for several hours.

That’s just one scenario. This could happen at work or after you’ve consumed food. You may not even know that it’s going to cause you problems.

Probiotics

Fermented food is full of probiotics, the healthy production that happens when you ferment food. Consuming a consistent amount of probiotics has been proven to improve digestive problems after a few weeks.

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The bacteria that live in your gut can significantly impact your immune system, so it’s important to keep your gut microbiota happy and healthy with good bacteria.

Extra Benefits

Studies have also shown there are additional health benefits to consuming fermented food. By consuming things like kefir, yogurt, kimchi, (and other fermented foods) you’re going to have better mental health because of the probiotic strains Lactobacillus Helveticus and Bifidobacterium Longum which are linked to the reduction of anxiety and depression.

If you’ve had a hard time losing belly fat, consider adding fermented foods to your diet. Although more research is needed, studies have shown that the consumption of fermented food aids with weight loss and a decrease in belly fat.

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Fermented Food Options

You’ve probably eaten or drank fermented products like beer, wine, and cheese, but there are a lot of other foods to explore and enjoy if you’re looking to add probiotic enriched foods to your diet.

Check out these products the next time you head to the grocery store:

Tempeh
Miso
Kombucha
Natto
Sourdough bread
Kimchi
Supplements

Maybe you’re not ready to explore fermented foods – I get that. I’ve been trying to get my son to try Kimchi, and it’s not happening. He’ll eat things like pickles, olives, and cheese, but he won’t stray any further.

You can opt into getting supplements that will help in the same way. There are a variety of options to look into. Some supplements have to be refrigerated, while some do not. Some vary in the number of live bacteria (the higher the count, the better).

If you’re looking to try out a supplement that has probiotics, check out BIOHM’s Super Greens. It’s a hybrid product that has 31 super greens, plus probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes all in one.

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Explore the different types of fermented foods or probiotics that will help keep your gut microbiome healthy and happy while also strengthening your immune system, which will prevent you from getting sick often.