1) Fermented foods are chock-full of probiotic or good bacteria. The ideal balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut forms the foundation for physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
2) The bacteria in fermented foods produce more vitamins and nutrients as they digest the starches and sugars. They particularly produce B vitamins and vitamin K2.
3) Fermented food has been shown to inhibit the growth of a range of food-borne pathogens
4) The bacteria predigest the food; hence the resulting product is easier to digest. Fermentation enhances or alters nutritive and health-modulating properties of food constituents.
5) Each small 1/2 cup serving of fermented foods can contain up to 10 trillion probiotic organisms which are 100times more probiotic than a supplement.
6) Helps keep your immune system healthy as 80% of immune system resides in gut. Adding fermented foods ensure a healthy gut.
7) Can limit your sugar cravings. By regulating your micro biome and also helping your taste buds adjust to a more bitter/sour flavour.
8) According to a study from Denmark, bacterial population in the gut of diabetics differs from non-diabetics. Type 2 diabetes is linked to compositional changes in intestinal micro biota.
9) Fermented food greatly improves protein value.
10) The vitamins content of idli batter per 100 g are 0.59 mg Vit B2, 0.59 mg Vit B1 and 0.76 mg Vit B9.
FERMENTED FOOD FOR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH AND DINNER
1) Dal based fermented food such as idli, dosa, uttapa, appe, medu wada in breakfast.
2) Occasionally barley dosa, millet dosa, brown rice dosa with udad dal for lunch and dinner.
3) Quantity as per FFD diet protocol.