Kefir, Kombucha and Fermented Vegetables With Donna Schwenk

Kefir, Kombucha and Fermented Vegetables With Donna Schwenk

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!

Fermented Vegetable Kraut

Fermented Vegetable Kraut

If you are looking for a simple yet delicious fermented vegetable recipe this is the one for you! It is full of different types of vegetables that will bring to you different prebiotics and probiotics! This recipe came to us from Lindel in the Gut Health Guru’s Facebook Group! Ingredients: - 1.5 Heads of cabbage  -...

Are Pickled Vegetables Healthy?

pickled vegetables

In this blog post, we delve into the nutritional value of pickled vegetables to determine if they are a healthy addition to your diet. We explore the benefits of fermenting vegetables, the potential drawbacks, and provide insight into the overall impact on your health. What are pickled vegetables? Pickled vegetables are vegetables that have been preserved...

Fermented Asparagus

Fermented Asparagus

Having different types of fermented foods for every meal is key to having a diverse gut microbiome. This fermented asparagus is great to eat at every meal and contains loads of fibre and antioxidants. You can even add in some garlic or spices for additional benefits! This recipe came to us from Mai in the Gut...

Fermented Spiced Tomato Ketchup

Fermented Spiced Tomato Ketchup

If you are looking for a healthy tomato ketchup that is a great alternative to the ones full of preservatives at the store, this is it! It has a bit of a spice to it (you can omit the red chilli if you want a milder version!) and is fermented so it is full of the...

Fermented Chilli Sriracha Sauce

Fermented Chilli Sriracha Sauce

If you love sriracha, this is the recipe for you! Using bird's eye chillies, garlic, apple cider vinegar, tea bags (which include tannins which are full of antioxidants) and loads of spices, this recipe is sure to be a household staple! You can even modify it if you don’t enjoy super spicy sauces by using different...

Why Are Fermented Foods Good For You?

Why Are Fermented Foods Good For You?

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...

Are Fermented Foods Good For IBS? 

Fermented Foods Good For IBS

As the title asks, are fermented foods good for IBS? Well, we're here to explore exactly that. There are several factors that play into what causes IBS, and it's mostly down to how food is digested. Abdominal pain, bloating, and irregular bowel movements are all IBS symptoms that can be relieved by ingesting the correct foods...