Did you know…

The human body has more microbes than human cells!!   There are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body!

I’ll be doing a post later about the importance of taking care of those little buggers, and just why they are so important. But, every morning this week, I’ll be sharing a fermented food recipe.

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Fermented foods are a very important way to incorporate probiotics into our diet. These probiotics are the healthy bacteria that repopulate the microbiome and bring balance to the gut.

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Fermentation is surprisingly easy. (It just takes some patience) I’m just getting my feet wet in this ancient tradition. I hope you enjoy the recipes this week. I’ll try and share my trials and tribulations with fermenting in my weekly journal FIT BY 50.


I’ve saved the best for last!

(a 2 for 1 special!)

Here is a video showing how to make coconut milk yogurt. If you’d like thicker yogurt, than is shown in this video, you can refrigerate the can of coconut milk, and use just the top, coconut cream/fat, leaving the coconut water at the bottom. (FOLLOW THIS LINK to find out more about this tip)

If you decide to use just the cream/fat from your can of coconut milk, you can use the remaining coconut water to make coconut water kefir. (Or just buy some coconut water!) See the video below to find out a SUPER EASY way to make coconut water kefir! (THIS IS BRILLIANT!!!!)

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