Fermented Carrots with Star Anise

Easy, fizzy, healthy goodness.

Fermented food and microbiome are nowadays a hot topic not only in the science community: it has become quite popular in the media too. While some supplement selling companies are making money with it, promising to get you shredded by eating the proper microbiota they sell, scientist are aware that the picture is far more complex. The microbiome definitely plays a role in a lot of physiologic and pathologic processes and you have positive effects from eating probiotica and prebiotica like resistent starches but we still do not know exactly all of the players responsible for the effects. Nevertheless, eating fermented food seems beneficial to almost everbody, so here is an easy recipe to get you started!

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Sourdough Bread

…it’s easier than you think!

I love a nice loaf of bread, and I bet you do too. And my client Viola, who asked me for this recipe surely does so. Bread got a bad rep over the last decade, because it is easy to overconsume: good bread is really tasty, not very satieting and quitecalorie dense. But that’s not a problem if you are diligent with your tracking and if you have an overall healthy lifestyle with enough movement. People suffering from IBS sometimes react to several anti-nutrients found in higher dosage in wheat and other grains. Sourdough makes the bread more digestible and less prone to cause digestive issues because the microbiota “pre-digest” the anti-nutrients.

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