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3 Tips for Getting Started with Fermented Foods

by Suzanne If you're new to fermentation, it's possible that you have a few jars of fermented carrot sticks, radishes, or sour cream in your fridge, and you're wondering...what now? Making big changes to your diet can be scary and confusing. New recipes, odd ingredients, kids making funny faces--all these can make you wonder if all this probiotic stuff is really for you. Don't despair! There are some easy ways to incorporate those new foods into your favorite meals. 1. Add fermented foods in small amounts, like a condiment. Family taco night? Chop a few fermented carrot sticks and serve them right alongside your usual ingredients. The color alone will be so attractive, your family will not be able to...

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Why Fermentation?

by Kim Sorry to get all serious with you, but we need to make a serious point. Modern food processing methods have shortchanged people of essential enzymes and probiotics. As food production has gotten faster, we've cut corners. We feed our growing population (somewhat) efficiently, but the food we're eating isn't giving us the best version of ourselves. Our diets leave most of us under-energized, gassy and emotionally turbulent (just a regular Wednesday for some). But even those who eat 'healthy' could use a bit of an edge. And if you're a busy person, you know how valuable that bit of boost can be. You know what's even worse? Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases, each year. Those...

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