When my clients ask me for one super easy thing they can do to help their skin, I always say eat something fermented every day.
Healthy skin starts with a healthy digestive tract and fermented foods have been used for centuries to heal us from the inside out by aiding digestion, fighting disease and bringing us vital nutrition.
Indigenous people from every corner of the globe would preserve their vegetables and dairy through the fermentation process to increase the nutritional content and longevity of their foods.
As food ferments, healthy bacteria forms that is extremely beneficial for the entire body by giving us strength, vitality and beautiful skin!
This healthy bacteria can eliminate acne, reduce signs of early aging and create a brighter, more even skin tone. Fermented foods also strengthen our immune systems and balance hormones and the more you can include in your diet the better.
I suggested consuming the following three foods for the best skin results:
Fermented cabbage is hugely nutritious but you should always buy raw organic brands to ensure the maximum nutritional value without added pesticides or toxins.
This fermented drink is full of microorganisms and very easy to find at Whole Foods and other retailers. It comes in a variety of flavors and styles and although the taste can be strong or hard to adjust to at first – it’s worth it!
Miso is made from fermented soybeans or grains like brown rice and is packed with potassium and other minerals. You can make a simple miso soup using raw vegetables.