Healing with Fermented Foods and Drink

Healing with Fermented Foods and Drink

Wait, fermented foods are good for the stomach and body? Who knew?

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COCONUTANDWHAT  COCONUTANDWHAT  | almost 3 years ago

Heyyy friends,

Isn’t everyone wishing they had great health on the inside and outside? Well as you know, it all starts with what you put in your body, meaning your skin, tongue, hair, nails, and even your mood for example, are all mirrored by what you are consuming.


I was kindly given a great sample of health-boosting drinks and foods that are delicious and full of great nutrients to help with your well-being. I’m talking about plant-based fermented foods, meaning those who suffer from dairy allergies / intolerances / anyone staying away from dairy -  these are the products for you! As humans we are made up of more bacteria cultures than human cells so it's important we make sure our good bacteria levels are in check. These sorts of fermented products are important for our immune system along with our external beauty. It’s especially important to regularly consume if you are taking any sort of antibiotics or have any sort of fungal infection or chronic digestive issues. By the way, kombucha is a great replacement for any fizzy drink!


Kombucha 

Everyone knows I love tea and I drink it daily, since drinking tea hot or cold makes me feel that my health is better (knock-on-wood). I was very keen to try this product – ORGANIC ROOIBOS TEA KOMBUCHA WITH ORGANIC GOLDEN BERRIES. It’s delectable, slightly sweet and very moreish. Rooibos (pronounced roy-bos) are very mineral dense, high in antioxidants and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), which can help settle your stomach, improve blood circulation, improve insomnia and even headaches.  Golden berries are powerful anti-inflammatories as well as they contain powerful antioxidants (with anolides) and help with detoxing your liver and kidneys, help with diabetes management, help boost your immune system and more!


Putting it together with kombucha is just fantastic! Kombucha is made my fermenting sweetened tea with bacteria and yeast that ends up as a carbonated drink filled with probiotics, vitamins, enzymes and acids. It will also increases your energy, mood, immune system and joint health. 


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Yoghurt

Dairy-free yoghurts are very hard to come by regularly here in Hong Kong supermarkets, so when I got introduced to this dairy and soy-free alternative I was intrigued and was content knowing there is a super-healthy and dainty treat I can now enjoy whilst living here. – ORGANIC RAW STRAWBERRY COCONUT YOGHURT!


Eating yoghurt is very good for us, again as it contains probiotics and healing cultures in both dairy and non-dairy forms. It’s a fermented product that makes sure bacteria levels are in check. They come in a variety of flavours too and it’s a smooth and creamy treat that you can incorporate in your daily lifestyle.


Don’t stop there by eating your yoghurt right out of the pot. Add it to your cereal, smoothies, make some lollipops out of it and the list goes on. Do note that not all yoghurts are the same and some contain more sugar than they should which outweighs the purpose of it. Check the labels and make sure you are consuming low sugar, organic products to reap the full benefits.


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Kefir

Kefir is a hearty fermented drink made from kefir grains (gluten and dairy-free), which can only do good for your system. It’s packed with probiotics (which will keep your body at the correct PH level), calcium, folate, magnesium, potassium, B12 and more which all help fight inflammation, bacterial infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, and digestive issues.


I tried the two products below – COCONUT WATER KEFIR and IMMUNE TURMERIC & LEMON WATER KEFIR. 


The coconut water kefir is honestly not for the faint of heart as it does take some time getting used to if you have not tried any kefir products before. The benefits are so good for you though and I’m sure you will drink it, that is, if you want beautiful health inside and out!


The immune turmeric & lemon water kefir was the first drink I reached for in the fridge this morning. By the way, all kefir drinks are great to consume on an empty stomach. With the added bonus of containing one of my favourite herbs, turmeric, (active compound cur cumin) which is a very strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Along with the lemon water, it really helps detox your system, aid digestion, improve your immune system and it helps your body balance its PH level even more! The whole package in one bottle!


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That’s all friends  

Coconutandwhat 


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