Bacteria in your food? Why yes. Bacteria in our food (the right kind anyways) is actually very good for us. Many of the foods that have traditionally been fermented, such as pickles and sauerkraut, are now made with vinegar. They’re shipped off to your local supermarket, devoid of the beneficial bacteria necessary for gut health, and placed on the shelves for you to purchase.
What Does Fermentation Have to do with Bacteria?
There are a number of foods and beverages that can be fermented: yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, pickles, salsa, and some more exotic things too! The fermentation process causes bacteria to feed on the sugar and starch in the food which in turn creates lactic acid. [Read more...]