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TAG : probiotics

Water Kefir: a Delicious Probiotic Beverage

 This time of year our family likes to bulk up on probiotics. With cold and flu season underway, we’ve been taking a proactive approach by upping our fermentation game through our diet. By eating a variety of fermented foods, we’re increasing our probiotics, this way we don’t have to ...

Feed Your Gut Microbiota

The number and health of your gut flora affect almost every other aspect of your health. Photo by Getty Images/royaltystockphotoMuch of the messaging about how to promote better gut health — which affects everything from nutrient absorption to cognitive function — focuses on the importance ...

How to Make Fruit Kvass with Probiotic Benefits

 Fruit kvass is a fermented drink that is quick and easy to make, loaded with digestive enzymes and probiotics and inexpensive to create.For tens of thousands of years, our ancestors ate real meats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, fats, oils, fish and fermented foods. As fermentation was ...

Homemade Yogurt

  Photo by iStock/Getty Images Plus/ThitareeSarmkasatIf you're tired of plastic supermarket chow and you'd like to grow at least part of your food but you live in a fifth floor walk-up or on board a pirate radio ship, keep the faith, baby. This series is for you — and anyone else interested ...

Home Brewing Kombucha

What is all the hype about this funky tea known as Kombucha? Kombucha most likely started in China and spread to Russian over 100 years ago. It is often called mushroom tea because if the scoby that forms on the top, resembling a mushroom. Scoby is actually an acronym for symbiotic culture of ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.