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What did fermented food ever do for us? 

By  Lysette Offley

What did fermented food ever do for us - photo of fermented garlicIt restores gut health

Because the gut is the largest part of our immune system, when bad bacteria are defeated and replaced by proliferating good bacteria, you can cure a multitude of health problems, lose weight, enjoy better skin, and boosted immunity to boot.

It increases Vitamin A and Vitamin C levels

What can I say? Vitamins A and C are good for you, so this is a good thing!

It helps remove toxins from the body

As the beneficial bacteria digest food, they create natural chelators, which bind to toxins and eliminate them from your body.

Fermentation cuts the sugar content of foods dramatically

Insulin spikes are now know to be the true culprit behind being overweight, having diabetes and Alzheimer’s, stroke and heart attacks, diseases of the eye etc etc. Anything that healthily mitigates that has got to be a good thing.

Glucosinolates in fermented foods have anti-cancer activity in laboratory research

Many cancer-fighting properties have been identified. Fermented foods are also rich in Vitamin K2, which may be key to reducing the risk of prostate cancer. (And see the headlines below.)

It helps you absorb nutrients from your food

Regardless of whether our food has as much nutritional value as it did in the good old days, as we get older, we’re worse at absorbing it. We need all the help we can get!

It supports our immune system

It’s now thought that the gut is the largest immune organ in the body. Dysfunctional gut microbes are believed to be behind chronic inflammation and therefore heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Find out more about how to make fermented food.

Lysette Offley


With 40 years of experience, Lysette Offley is a Memory and Mindset Coach to women and men at the top of their game in the Financial Services Industry who recognise the value of continual personal and professional development and support to achieve a healthy work-life balance, along with satisfaction and fulfilment.

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