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Health Benefits

  • Can a lactose-intolerant person eat yogurt?

    People that cannot tolerate dairy products tend to shy away from fermented dairy, like yogurt, as well. Whether that is necessary is a topic that many question. Here, Sarah explains just what causes lactose intolerance and what you may be able to do to help tolerate yogurt, kefir and more.
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  • Fermented Foods for Depression

    The last time I took a child to the doctor for an ear infection the doctor suggested I let the infection run its course. A shocker after 28 years of parenting. But in those 28 years we have learned that over prescribing of antibiotics is causing more harm than good. Killing our healthy gut flora is one such harm. Read on to see what Abigail has discovered about the side-effects of an unhealthy gut.
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  • A Comparison of Canning vs Fermenting

    If you want the healthiest option for food preservation and have cold storage available that does not require electricity, you just might want to consider fermentation as your method of choice. Read on for a great comparison of canning vs fermenting.
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  • Why Home Fermented Foods are Better than Store Bought

    Many years ago, a friend told me of a book she found in the library. She enjoyed it so much, she bought her own copy. The book was Better than Store Bought by Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider Colchie. Reading that book was the first seed planted in my mind that I could make my own food, without relying on bottles, can, and boxes from the grocery.
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  • 3 Amazing Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

    I love sauerkraut. I frequently crave that sour flavor and the pleasant tanginess it brings. I eat it plain, right out of the jar. I eat it on hot dogs and sausages. (Don’t tell folks I eat hot dogs, okay?) I even eat it mixed in a salad.
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  • The Benefits of Sourdough

    At Fermentools, we take our sourdough seriously. That is why we have posts on safe starters, how to make your own starter, and many recipes. This one will cover the benefits of eating sourdough bread.
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  • Does Fermentation Increase the Nutritional Value of Food?

    Many years ago, I read a study from Stanford University about the depletion of nutrients in our soils which results in a depletion of nutrients in our food. At that point in time, I started taking supplements daily. Fortunately, because fermentation increases the nutritional value of food, there is a less-expensive way to improve your nutrition.
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  • Why Serve Fermented Foods at Thanksgiving

    Ever wonder why, on Thanksgiving day, you can barely keep your eyes open for a football game? Forget visiting with the cousins or playing with the kids in the backyard, you need a nap, and now! That is because our typical Thanksgiving feasts include high fat/high starch foods. Imagine if you could still eat your holiday favorites without the normal side effects? Read on for why adding a few ferments to the buffet will help.
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  • What's the difference between soaked, sprouted, and sour grains?

    Personally, I still eat bread. Although I'm not a big consumer of it, I love a loaf of fresh bread, warm from the oven, with a slab of cheddar on top. If, after all the anti-grain talk that goes around, you still want to consume grains, this post will help you to understand the difference between soaked, sprouted, and sour grains.
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  • How to Use Fermented Herbs in Recipes

    I have experimented with a number of fermentations--sauerkraut, pickles, kombucha and all manor of vegetables. But never have a I tried fermented herbs. If this idea intrigues me as much as you, keep reading for Mary's simple Fermented Basil recipe.
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