Fermented Foods have been used for centuries.

They contain pro-biotics.

Pro-biotics are essential for your digestive system and you immune system.

Here I have listed 5 fermented foods that you may enjoy. Kefir and yogurt are also fermented foods however I still do not recommend dairy of any kind.

Some fermented food is made from soy. Whenever you eat soy or corn make sure it is organic. Soy and corn are genetically modified so that they can not be killed by the pesticide called Roundup. When you eat non organic soy or corn you eat Roundup, which is causes inflammation of your digestive system.

Here are some less common non-dairy fermented foods

Pickled cucumbers

Pickled garlic

Pickled beets

Pickled radish

Pickled corn relish

Natto (fermented soybeans)

Fermented tofu

Tempeh is made from naturally fermented soybeans. With a slightly nutty flavor, it’s a good source of probiotics—and, because it contains all the essential amino acids, it’s a complete source of vegetarian protein.

Miso is a fermented paste made from barley, rice or soybeans, miso adds a nice umami flavor to dishes. It’s bold, so a little goes a long way.

Sauerkraut is made from just cabbage and salt, this fermented food delivers a healthy dose of pro-biotics and fiber.

Kimchi is Korea’s version of sauerkraut. This fermented cabbage is spicy. Look for it in the refrigerated section near other Asian ingredients or pickles and sauerkraut. Read the labels. Always look for organic products that don’t contain preservatives or chemicals.

Kombucha is a tangy, effervescent tea—typically black or green. The drink is often flavored with herbs or fruit. This can give a very nice energy boost. Try it instead of coffee.