July 06, 2016 2 min read 0 Comments

5 Health Benefits of Fermented Food

If you're a fermented foodie, you likely have already experienced the widely-known gut health benefits. This list, however, sheds light on other perks that may start in your belly, but show potential to have life-lengthening, if not saving, results. 

New to fermenting food? Check out the Masontops all-in-one starter kit to begin making your own and our guide book for recipes + more. 

1. Prevention of Allergic Diseases in Children

Allergies have been on the rise over the past decade and can drastically change the life of a child, especially if anaphylactic. Probiotics found in fermented food have been reported to assist with the prevention of allergic diseases in children and even alleviate current allergies because of their immune-boosting properties.

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2. Reducing Symptoms of Intestinal Inflammatory Diseases

Probiotics are most commonly known for improving stomach health, but this is most beneficial for people suffering from intestinal inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s or irritable bowel syndrome.

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3. Cancer Prevention

A number of studies suggest a correlation between cancer prevention and fermented foods. Vitamin K2, found in fermented food, has been reported to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Other studies have shown a reduce in the prevalence of breast cancer among Polish woman who commonly eat fermented cabbage (sauerkraut) compared to Polish-American woman with a lower intake of sauerkraut. Fermented milk products, such as milk kefir, have also been found to reduce bladder cancer.

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4. Healthy (and easy) Detox

Fermented foods help remove toxins from the human body, specifically those that are metal-based. The bacteria in fermented food binds to toxins, including lead and mercury, until they are removed from the body during a bowel movement.

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5. Improved Nutrient Absorption

When stomach bacteria are unbalanced, it's more difficult for your body to absorb the nutrients in food. Eating fermented food will restore that balance so you can better absorb the nutrients in the food you’re eating.

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It's never too late to start fermenting. Try making your own delicious fermented batches with Masontops fermenting tools. Remember: you can also download a free guide to fermenting food too (it includes awesome recipes!).