Fermented by L A B

10 Reasons to Eat Fermented Foods

Alana Holloway
Sauerkraut

PROBIOTICS
Eating (and drinking) fermented foods is a way of including probiotic bacteria into your diet, and therefore, your gut.

GUT HEALTH
The strains of bacteria in fermented foods help maintain the integrity of the gut lining, balance the body’s pH, regulate the immune response and therefore, control inflammation

DIGESTION
Fermented foods are easier to digest. During fermentation, the bacteria feed on the sugars and starches naturally present in the food, essentially pre-digesting them for you…

BIOAVAILABILITY
…Which increases the bioavailability of the nutrients found in the food…

VITAMINS + MINERALS
… Therefore, increasing the absorbtion of vitamins such as A, C, K and some B-vitamins.

PROBIOTIC VARIETY
The variety and number of bacteria available in the many varieties of fermented foods is far greater to anything you could take in pill form. Remember, variety is key.

BALANCED GUT
By eating fermented foods you are better able to maintain bacterial balance in your gut and populate it with more of the good guys, aka probiotics.

CULTURAL ADVENTURE
Every culture in the world has a fermented food/drink that is unique to them (it was a way of preserving fresh foods before the invention of fridges). By trying a variety of fermented foods and drinks - the kind you'll find in your L A B Box.  You'll be taken on a mini culinary adventure around the world!

FLAVOUR
any meal; whether you stir some kraut into a soup, make a cocktail using water kefir or pop a pickled veggie atop your avocado toast, the flavour is hard to replicate and will take your meals to the next level.

SURPRISE!
Last but not least, they are delicious, with no two batches ever having quite the same flavour.

Did you know... one small gram of kraut can contain up to 1 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of lactic acid bacteria, coming from a wide variety of strains, as well as vitamins B1, B6, C & K plus some trace minerals such as magnesium and iron. We'd say that trumps most supplements on the market.