The cultured food I am talking about here does not contain salt …. cultured butter, creme fraiche, coconut kefir, cultured vegetables; all living foods made with probiotic starter*. NO salt. See more about that bit here.
When you eat unsalted, cultured food, the probiotics in them will go into your gut/inner ecosystem and set up shop where they make babies, grow in population, and essentially build micro-cities the size of New York City in a matter of hours. No joke. Once they settle into your gut lining they are in a position to support you in various beneficial ways.
Benefits of Unsalted Probiotic Food
- Alkalize blood
- Regulate hormones
- Balance blood sugar
- Natural anti-inflammatory
- Neutralize and eliminate heavy metals
- Rich in enzymes and probiotics
- Strengthen digestive/immune system
- Kill off yeast overgrowth (Candida)
- Rebuild intestinal flora
- Make your husband really cute (milk kefir keeps mine that much cuter!)
- Help with autoimmune issues as more susceptible to yeast overgrowth
- Cleaner, easier menstrual periods
- Counteract side-effects from cortico-steroids, birth control pill, and antibiotics
- Decrease cancer cell growth
- Clear skin and shines hair (after an initial cleansing period, cultured food helped my skin be acne free)
- Helpful for anyone on The Body Ecology
I’m excited to be making cultured veggies and kefir. I can feel them infusing into my body. Feeling sparkly! B.U. Bethel, VT
#1 thing they do is…
The main thing that unsalted probiotic-rich food does – and why most people eat them – is they nourish the good flora living in your gut that prevent the bad gut flora (i.e. GBS, Candida) from multiplying and causing health issues, like a GBS+ infection during pregnancy or a vaginal yeast infection. So, the aim of the game is to make sure that the good flora living in your gut outnumber the bad flora that also naturally live in there.
The good flora in the unsalted, cultured food enter your gut to prevent pathogens already living there from overpopulating and forming harmful toxins. In this way, cultured food is like an internal traffic cop, making sure the food goes where it needs to without lingering and making a fuss. Or a real stink 😉
Many things deplete gut flora (i.e. sugar, stress, chlorine, antibiotics). When this happens the internal balance in our digestive tract is thrown off balance and this is often the beginning of how many health issues get started and why it is a good idea to eat unsalted, probiotic food every day, every meal.
A quiz to see if yeast overgrowth is causing you health issues.
*Body Ecology’s culture starter contains Lb. Plantarum. One of the strongest probiotic strains you can put in your body. This starter helps you make potent cultured veggies. While most probiotic get destroyed by antibiotics, fluoride, stomach acid, chlorinated water, etc. before they even reach your intestines, Lb. Plantarum arrives safe and sound.
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