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Why Fermented foods

Why make your own fermented foods?

While you wait for your food kits to ferment, learn more about what fermented foods are and why they’re good for you.

  • Homemade is best
  • Fresh probiotics
  • Unique and delicious flavour profiles
  • It makes cooking fun
WHAT IS IT

What are fermented foods?

Fermented foods are dishes like sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. They’re a natural source of fresh probiotics — good bacteria — that grow during the fermentation process. Probiotics are lacking in most North American diets. With good bacteria entering your gut regularly, your gut health will increase and you'll start feeling the positive effects. These can include improved physical and mental energy, reduced risk of disease, and easier management of other health conditions.

WHY EAT IT

Why eat fermented food regularly?

Gut health takes time. You’ll start feeling the effects after your first few servings, but promoting a healthy gut is an ongoing project. How much and how often you eat fermented food really depends on how your gut feels — and which dishes you think are the most delicious! Start by adding a spoonful to your breakfast or enjoying a glass of kombucha every day, and try to include a variety of fermented foods in your diet.

WHY HEYDAY

How do kits make it easier?

When you shop for packaged foods at a grocery store, you have to trust that the ingredients are healthy and organic, and that fermented foods actually contain live probiotics. Often, products fall short of those claims. When you order a kit from Heyday, you can rest assured that we’ve sourced and proportioned good ingredients, and that you have the right tools to ferment batches of probiotic rich food.

Feel the difference fermented foods make.

A natural source of probiotics

Fermented foods are a convenient (and delicious) way of adding probiotics to your diet, instead of relying on supplements.

Improves digestion and gut health

Fermented foods can help improve digestion, increase your energy, boost immunity, and help you maintain a healthy weight.

Enhances the immune system

With a healthy amount of probiotics thriving in your gut, you’ll make a positive overall impact on your immune system.

A natural form of preservation

Probiotics act as natural bio-preservatives, by competing for the same nutrients that harmful bacteria would need in order to grow.

Increases bioavailability of nutrients

A side effect of eating probiotics is that they enhance your body’s ability to absorb, use, and retain the nutrients from food you eat.

Promotes a healthy mind

Improving the gut-brain connection affects your overall well-being. Adding fermented foods to your diet can make that happen.

Why snack on fermented foods?

Fermented foods are a natural source of fresh probiotics — something lacking in most North American diets. With good bacteria entering your gut regularly, your gut health will increase and you'll start feeling the positive effects. These can include improved physical and mental energy, reduced risk of disease, and easier management of other health conditions.

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