So what exactly is the fermentation process?
This happens when microorganisms such as yeast and bacteria convert carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches, into alcohol or organic acids. This process can occur naturally or can be induced by the addition of specific microorganisms.
In the case of sourdough bread, the fermentation process is carried out by wild yeast and lactic acid bacteria that are naturally present in flour. The starter is made by mixing flour and water and allowing it to sit for several days. During this time, the wild yeast and bacteria naturally present in the flour will begin to ferment the sugars in the flour, producing lactic acid and alcohol. This mixture, known as a sourdough starter, can then be used to ferment dough for bread.
During the fermentation process, the yeast and bacteria consume sugars in the dough and produce carbon dioxide, which causes the dough to rise. The lactic acid produced by the bacteria gives sourdough bread its characteristic tangy flavor.
Fermentation can also be used to preserve food by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria.
This is a dream come true for my fellow gardeners! For example, fermented vegetables like sauerkraut and kimchi are preserved through lactic acid fermentation. Similarly, fermented dairy products like yogurt and kefir are made by fermenting milk with specific strains of bacteria.
Fermentation can also be used to produce alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine, and spirits. In these cases, yeast is used to ferment sugars present in ingredients such as grains, fruits, and vegetables to produce alcohol.
While there are many types of fermented foods, all have big health benefits that are necessary for a healthy gut and digestive track.
When you consume fermented foods consistently, you will start to experience:
- Improved digestion: Fermented foods contain probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that can help to improve the balance of microorganisms in the gut and promote regular bowel movements.
- Boosted immunity: Probiotics can also help to boost the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies and white blood cells.
- Reduced inflammation: Some studies have shown that probiotics can help to reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to a variety of chronic diseases and pain in the body.
- Better nutrient absorption: Fermentation can make certain nutrients in food more easily absorbed by the body. For example, fermentation increases the amount of bioavailable B vitamins in food.
- Mental health benefits: Consuming fermented foods may help to improve mental health. Studies have found that probiotics can reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Your gut, brain, sleep, stress levels, and immunity ALL depend on probiotics in your body to thrive!
So now that we know sourdough bread is the healthiest option on the market… where do you go to find it? Well… the cheapest, easiest, and most nutritious place is right in your own kitchen, with ingredients you may already have laying around! If you need to purchase those simple ingredients, don’t fret… they are much cheaper than any loaf of sourdough bread you’ll find at the bakery, and I have all of the information needed, including our preferred brands of ingredients in one awesome package you’ll get for life!
The Fermentation Method is a digital program that teaches you all about creating and maintaining a healthy gut. You’ll learn how to culture many different types of fermented foods and drinks in your own kitchen from scratch.
You can even make fermented pizza dough!
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It’s fun for the whole family to create fermented foods!
Getting the kids involved in making these healthy foods and drinks in the kitchen will make them most interested in trying their handmade creations!
Now, you may be asking yourself, what are the downsides of store bought fermented foods?
Well, for one, you don’t know the quality of any of the ingredients they are using. From the water source, to potential pesticide laced ingredients, and even the source of salts used.. these ALL effect the health benefits of the food and drinks you’re consuming. And if you know about big food companies and how they tend to operate, you’ll know they usually go for the cheapest way to make the most money. With The Fermentation Method, you get to control all of the ingredients!
Even better, if you have a garden, fermenting is an amazing way to preserve your produce to not only elevate but enjoy them through the cold seasons, which will also help boost your immune system and fight off any sicknesses, which we all know can be common around that time of the year. Winning!
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- Lifetime, online access to all downloadable PDF’s with how-to videos that take you step-by-step through all the recipes and are updated regularly.
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- Access to a private community where you can ask questions, meet other members, and get updates and inspiration on all things fermented!
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