The Role Of Fermented Foods In A Modern Paleo Diet
As you’ll learn from our in-house nutrition team, all health starts in the gut. Fermented foods are important to eat because they feed the good bacteria in your gut, making them a healthy cornerstone of a well rounded paleo diet. That’s why we make our own sauerkraut and kombucha in-house! Kimchi and probiotics help too.
Stressors on your body come in many forms, and one aim of our program is to reduce as many of them as possible in a short time so you see bigger results than you could elsewhere. These forms include: bad bugs and bacteria in the gut; infections; environmental toxins; psychological stress like a stressful job; physiological stress like pain and sleep deprivation; dietary stress; and lack of movement.
Even though it doesn’t sound particularly glamorous, gut health is a prerequisite for the rest of these changes to work their wonders.
In fact, gut health plays a big role in the weight loss equation as a whole. If you can increase your gut health dramatically by feeding the good bacteria and starving the bad bacteria, you’ll suddenly get diverse benefits, especially weight loss for those who had a less than ideal gut balance upon arrival.
Gut weakness can come from overuse of antibiotics throughout a lifetime or multiple infections or an unhealthy diet, all of which can contribute to wiping out your good bacteria. Putting more fermented veggies in your belly helps create the favorable bacterial atmosphere, digestive enzymes, lactic acid, and bioavailable probiotics you need to process your food properly and in turn shrink your belly.