I call it "slow food." In our busy culture, it can be challenging to find the time and energy to be involved in the preparation of our food.
Fermented foods are one example of this. Kefir and lacto-fermented veggies are what I've got going on my kitchen counter today!
We know fermented foods are amazing for us and there is tons of evidence to support their role in improving gut health, mental health, and even longevity.
It's totally ok to buy these things from the store, but the benefits of doing it yourself are huge and go way beyond the superior microbial content that you get from doing it in your own kitchen.
It's all about rebuilding that connection between ourselves and our food.
As a mental health and gut health dietitian, I truly believe this: the more involved you are in growing and preparing the food you eat, the better your food will make you feel. The nutrients and probiotics in "slow food" are nourishing and healing. So is the process.
Want to learn more? If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or message me directly. If you’d like more personalized guidance, schedule a virtual appointment or a free 15-minute discovery call with me! I’d love to work with you.
Erica Golden, RDN, LD, IFNCP
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Erica Golden, RDN