For centuries, different cultures around the world practice the fermentation. This process was used for creating some secret foods and national dishes. Lacto-fermentation is actually the process through which are made the most familiar fermented foods.
What is Lacto-Fermentation?
“Lacto” refers to Lactobacillus. Strains of these bacteria are present on the surface of the plants. They are also common for the human’s mouths, vaginas, and gastrointestinal tracts. The name of the bacteria is Lactobacillus because initially it was discovered in milk ferments. In fact, these bacteria mostly use lactose as well as other sugars, converting them into lactic acid, known for its ability to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.
So, check out the other health benefits of Lacto-Fermentation:Improve Digestion And Enhance Nutrients Absorption
Fermented foods are extremely beneficial for our health. One of the main benefits is that our body more easily absorbs the nutrients for healing. In this way, we can improve our digestion and help the digestive tract. Our gut needs healthy bacteria and when we supply it with these bacteria, the digestive process can more effectively destroy the harmful bacteria. Moreover, these bacteria help our body to absorb the nutrients from the food that we consume.Boost Your Immune System
Our gut can help to protect ourselves from various illnesses. So, this means that adding the healthy bacteria (found in lacto-fermented foods) to our diet can significantly strengthen our immune system. It can control immune cells and prevent some autoimmune reactions, including inflammation.Improve Brain Functions
Our brain is connected with our immune and digestive system. Just think about the last time you had cold or flu and how fuzzy your head felt and you will understand this connection. In fact, the vagus nerve is responsible for all this. This nerve is one of 12 cranial nerves responsible for the transfer of information from our intestinal nervous system to the central nervous system in the brain. So, limiting unhealthy bacteria and maintaining the healthy bacteria can keep the proper functioning between these two systems.
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