Adaptogenic herbs are all the rage and for good reason. We use fermented ashwagandha as this adaptogenic herb helps the body adapt to fight the effects of stress (including the stress hormone cortisol). Adaptogens are a group of special herbs that improve the health of our adrenal system.Continue reading “Here’s why you should take fermented ashwagandha”
Moringa Oleifera, a plant from the family Moringacea, has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It is especially common in Ayurvedic medicine. Fermented moringa has potent antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties.Continue reading “Why should you take fermented moringa?”
Turmeric has been taking the health and wellness scene by storm for years, (thousands of years, if you ask Ayurveda). Turmeric is a golden yellow root, commonly ground into a spice we most often associate with curry recipes. Here are some of the many reasons you should be using fermented turmeric in your daily routine.Continue reading “What are the benefits of fermented turmeric?”
This spicy cider is made with a slew of health-enhancing ingredients. At first, the ingredients may sound odd but the result is a spicy, sweet, and sour combination that you can dilute in juice or water, or take straight as a health shot to improve immunity. The base for this drink is apple cider vinegar, which has long been used for health and medicinal purposes.
Many people are most familiar with the more common grocery kefir made from dairy. While its benefits to the digestive system are countless, we prefer to have our kefir in a dairy-free form. This version is refreshing, nutrient-dense, and hydrating, making it the perfect version to sip on all summer long. This is a cleansing drink that can be a great complement to the 21-Day Program, as can other fermented foods.
Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish, which is made by fermenting cabbage, red pepper, and other vegetables. Whether or not you can find this delicious Korean preparation, making it from scratch can often mean higher quality ingredients and a deeper appreciation for the food you eat. It’s full of probiotics, which we recommend getting on a daily dose in supplements and in food sources.
Yogurt is commonly named when talking about probiotic foods. We’ve been told it improves digestion, immunity, and even mental health to eat fermented foods and take probiotics, but for some of us the dairy in regular yogurt can be an issue.
Especially while cleansing, avoiding dairy is important, and post-cleanse you might choose to limit or eliminate dairy for good. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you need to give up yogurt! We’ve created this simple vegan coconut yogurt recipe for our yogurt lovers, so you can enjoy it on and off the cleanse.
Somewhere in between the matcha, yerba mate and green tea trends there is kombucha. Perhaps you’ve spent years hearing about the health benefits — and passing the growing section of the refrigerator in the local natural grocery store — but something about the phrase “fermented yeast and bacteria” isn’t exactly a selling point for some people in a beverage. However, as probiotics and probiotic beverages are definitely here to stay, it may be time to make the jump.
Pickled red onions are our new favorite meal add-on! They’re easy-to-make, packed full of valuable nutritional elements, and they’re a tasty replacement to most unhealthy condiment options out there.
This sauerkraut recipe is one of the many types of healthy fermented foods popular throughout the world. Kefir is used in many areas of the world in forms of fermented milk, coconut water, and water. China and the Middle East have been making kombucha. a fizzy fermented tea that can be found in nearly every health food store today. In almost every culture, we find the health benefits of fermented foods adding an important component to traditional diets. They’re full of essential probiotics for building and maintaining intestinal gut flora.