Fermented beverages ideal for boosting gut health and the immune system

  • Fermented foods and beverages have recently gained popularity around the world. They are full of good bacteria that promote gut health. Several studies have linked the consumption of fermented foods to disease. Here are some interesting fermented drinks from around the world that claim to have health benefits.

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

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Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Fermented foods and drinks have been around for centuries due to their magical health benefits. Back then, the fermentation method was used to preserve food and keep it safe for longer. Every culture in the world has its own way of fermenting its foods and drinks. One of the most famous fermented drinks that have gained popularity around the world is Kombucha. Here are some other fermented drinks that help improve gut health and the immune system. (Unsplash)

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Rejuvelac: This drink can be easily made at home with rye, wheat berries, quinoa or buckwheat.  The beans are left to ferment in water for a few days until they become bubbly and produce a citrus flavor.  You can drink it as it is or mix it with fresh juice. (Instagram/@espiritualchef)

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Rejuvelac: This drink can be easily made at home with rye, wheat berries, quinoa or buckwheat. The beans are left to ferment in water for a few days until they become bubbly and produce a citrus flavor. You can drink it as it is or mix it with fresh juice. (Instagram/@espiritualchef)

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Water kefir: Water kefir is a fermented carbonated drink.  It is different from regular kefir because it does not contain any dairy products.  It is made from water kefir grains and sugar water.  (Instagram/@alivewithnatureza)

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Water kefir: Water kefir is a fermented carbonated drink. It is different from regular kefir because it does not contain any dairy products. It is made from water kefir grains and sugar water. (Instagram/@alivewithnatureza)

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Kvass: This is a traditional Eastern European fermented drink made from dark or plain rye bread.  It is light brown in color and has a sweet and sour taste.  (Instagram/@pickle_watch)

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Kvass: This is a traditional Eastern European fermented drink made from dark or plain rye bread. It is light brown in color and has a sweet and sour taste. (Instagram/@pickle_watch)

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Tepache: This is a Mexican drink made from pineapple peel and zest.  It is seasoned with cinnamon and to sweeten it, we add brown sugar or piloncillo.(Instagram/@carmens_plate)

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Tepache: This is a Mexican drink made from pineapple peel and zest. It is seasoned with cinnamon and to sweeten it, we add brown sugar or piloncillo.(Instagram/@carmens_plate)

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Kombucha: This is a sweet fermented black or green tea drink that is known for its many medicinal benefits.  The main ingredients used to prepare this drink are yeast, bacteria, sugar and tea.  (Unsplash)

Posted Jul 29, 2022 1:13 PM IST

Kombucha: This is a sweet fermented black or green tea drink that is known for its many medicinal benefits. The main ingredients used to prepare this drink are yeast, bacteria, sugar and tea. (Unsplash)

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