Wednesday Resources: Fermented Food FTW
True to form, I added a last minute race to my schedule this weekend. It’s actually not that intense – I am headed up for a weekend of fun to a training camp in Crystal Mountain with some girl friends, which obviously translates into a spur of the moment race, yes?
Next weekend, I am tackling the one race of my life that truly terrifies me and I am looking for a little bit of extra time on the mountain bike on some technical single track to get me primed up for 135 miles of mountain biking in the Laurel Highlands!
Because I am such an active girl, I eat. A LOT. I have a really healthy diet that includes a lot of fibre with all the fruits and veggies I eat. So many, in fact, that I get made fun of at work almost every day for the size of salad I put down. Because of this, sometimes my digestive system can use a little TLC which is why I add fermented foods to my diet. Every day, I take a couple probiotic pills, brew my own kombucha and have things like sauerkraut whenever I can.
Recently, I have been able to take it one step further without adding an extra work into my schedule which is awesome. Genuine Health came out with a new fermented line and there was much rejoicing from this girl.
But wait – fermented foods sounds DISGUSTING. WHY would anyone pay for that, much less eat it?
Well, for starters, their product is delicious. Their new fermented food bars were so good that I stopped ordering their regular protein bars and am exclusively demoing the chocolate ones on the regular. SO SO good.
BUT WHY would you want fermented foods in the first place? Well, fermented food:
- Promotes overall digestive health and thereby healthy gut bacteria
- Primes the gut for the absorption of other health promoting ingredients
- Unlocks vitamins, minerals, amino acids and carbohydrates for optimal absorption by the body
- Removes anti-nutrients and harmful bacteria found in many foods
- Supports the immune system
Genuine Health, true to form, has made the bestest stuff they possibly can:
- High in protein – contains 20g of fermented dietary protein per serving!
- The first fully fermented protein which contributes to a healthy gut, overall good health & is easy to digest
- Non-allergenic, soy free and contains a balance of all essential amino acids
My favourites so far have been the chocolate fermented food bar and the vanilla protein. Last night, I tried out some pancakes made with the fermented protein after soccer practice and they were AMAZING.
PST – the fermented vanilla protein is ON SALE at Goodness Me! this week here AND you get another 20% off with the code LacesLattes.
If you have some spare time this evening at 8 PM EST, join Genuine Health and Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health and myself for a twitter chat on ways to #BoostYourHealth!
3 Reasons You Need to F Up Your Diet – Yummy Mummy Club
Improve your digestion with Seven Fermented Foods – Joyous Health