Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages: Heal digestion, Supercharge Your Immunity, Detox Your System - 75 Delicious Recipes
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Maintaining good bacteria is critical to a healthy gut—unfortunately our modern-day diet, replete with sugar, caffeine, processed foods, additives, toxins, stress, and common medications wildly disrupts that balance. Probiotics found in these cultured beverages that you can brew at home will help to add the good bacteria back into your system— and they're delicious!
It's time to get back into balance with Superfoods for Life, Cultured and Fermented Beverages. Join author Meg Thompson as she explains to powerful benefits of this amazing superfood. This book also contains 75 enjoyable recipes for cultured drinks like Kombucha, Kefir, Fermented Nut and Grain Beverages, Herbal and Medicinal Ferments, Ciders and Ales, and Cultured Smoothies.
that leads to conditions such as reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and not an oversupply of it. The next step in digestion involves the food being pushed along from the stomach into the small intestine, and at that point juices from the pancreas and liver join the party. This further digests and converts the food into substances that the body can absorb. Absorption of nutrients takes place as food passes through the small intestine. The small intestine is a long tube, about 1
(Fogra_39)_Job:04-41031/41077 Title:FW-Superfoods for life Cultured and Fermented Beverages #175 Dtp:160 Page:107 Superfoods Kombucha This ferment is packed with superfood goodness. Not only does it have the general fabulousness of kombucha, but it also has maca root powder (an energizing superfood powder; see page 160 for more information) for added energy; acai berry powder for an antioxidant boost; and chia for extra protein, fiber, and minerals. It’s the perfect pick-me-up! 2 tablespoons
• Exotic Orange and Saffron Kombucha • Fermented Skin-Cleansing Smoothie • Pineapple Mint Kombucha 136 138 140 • White Tea, Blackberry, and Lavender Kombucha • Watermelon, Lime, and Mint Kefir • Brain Juice Kefir 140 142 142 • Pomegranate Kefir Cocktail 144 • Gorgeous Green Basil, Mango, and Passion Fruit Kefir 146 • Pomegranate Apple Soda 147 Culturing for Radiant Skin and a Healthy Mind 133 001-192_41031.indd 133 001-192_C70859.indd 133 5/9/14 8:37 AM
It is a carminitive, so it relaxes your intestinal muscles to relieve pain or cramping. It is wonderful for that feeling of trapped gas, and it helps reduce flatulence and can assist the alleviating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Chamomile is anti-inflammatory and also a mild nervous system relaxant, helping to reduce anxiety. It is a wonderful remedy for children, particularly those who experience colic or hyperactivity. FENNEL Fennel is not only delicious but is also an effective
are a fabulous way to create optimal balance in the gut. It is important to incorporate fermented foods and drinks into our diets frequently, as much of the bacteria in our gut is transient, meaning that it comes in, does its job, and moves on. Daily doses are best to establish fabulous flora. How Cultured Beverages Assist Digestion In addition to contributing to the creation of a healthy gut ecosystem, cultured beverages have specific actions that directly help digestive function. First,