September 27, 2019 • Kriben Govender
The power of food is extremely underrated. People look for this panacea in a pill or a supplement but we forget the basics of our human evolution and the importance that food has played in the past. It continues to play a role and it will continue to play a huge role in the expansion of human civilization. Today we will be breaking down what you should be eating to become the best version of yourself, and how modern agriculture is negatively impacting us.
August 16, 2019 • Kriben Govender
Within recent years, fermented foods rich in probiotics have become household names. But what are the differences between them and what is the best way to take? I had the pleasure of speaking with Donna Schwenk of Cultured Food Life and she shared a lot of her knowledge. We will be going over three of the main “good” bacteria sources: Kefir, Kombucha, And Fermented Vegetables. Do they help your mental health? Are they easy to make? How do you improve your gut health? All these questions and more are answered below!
January 16, 2018 • Kriben Govender
December 04, 2015 • Amy Bradney George
Fermented foods and drinks may not be mainstream yet, but they are heading that way. And as awareness of these nutritious products grows, a wider range of pre-packaged fermented food and drinks is also popping up in health food stores and supermarkets. These days it’s not uncommon to see boutique containers of kimchi and sauerkraut in the chilled, specialty section of supermarkets both small and large, while some shelves of yoghurt are now neighbours to a range of kefir options. You can also buy ready-made kombucha from some markets, and all kinds of other fermented goodies are packaged up to...
October 29, 2015 • Amy Bradney George
Whether it’s an artisanal product like kefir, a popular cultural condiment like kimchi or a household staple such as yoghurt, fermented foods can be found all around the world. For over a thousand years, fermentation has been used as a way of changing and enhancing the foods and drinks people consume. It’s been used to create alcoholic and carbonated drinks, to preserve fruits, vegetables and meats, and to enhance the health benefits of certain foods. For years these fermented products have been a staple of the diets of people in countries such as Russia, China, India and Japan. In Australia,...