Now that winter is ending and spring is beginning, it is time to eat clean and get your body back into balance after a winter of heavy eating and lounging. Food can cleanse and detox our bodies internally and externally!
Fermented foods are excellent for digestive health, and a happy digestive tract can improve your mood, your mentality, and your skin health! Of course, fermented foods can also help you stay in good health and lose weight!
Without a healthy digestive tract, it is hard for our bodies to properly do their jobs. Too much sugar and processed foods can disrupt our natural rhythms and this can manifest in inflamed and irritated skin. Fermented foods provide many nutrients in a manner that are more available for the body and skin!
Look for foods like kimchi, sauerkraut and kefir for naturally occurring probiotics. These foods help produce good bacteria, which is so important for a healthy gut and can provide skin glowing benefits.
Here is a simple recipe to make your own sauerkraut out of just cabbage and salt, with equipment you may already have in your kitchen! It doesn’t get much simpler than making your own sauerkraut in a mason jar, and it’s very affordable too, with no added preservatives or chemicals! http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-homemade-sauerkraut-in-a-mason-jar-193124
A simple way to incorporate more fermented foods into your diet is by adding them in with your breakfast. Here’s a nutritious and well rounded breakfast idea: 2 eggs, cooked to your liking, ½ a cubed sweet potato sautéed in coconut oil, cooked greens like steamed frozen spinach, and some sauerkraut or other fermented veggies. To save time, cook up several days worth of the eggs, greens and sweet potato and store in the fridge for a quick microwavable breakfast.
Radiant skin starts with diet and self care, and fermented foods can play an important role in your gut health. To discuss other skin health options, please schedule a complimentary consultation with us!