Fermented foods—are they your friend or foe right now?

Fermented foods contain a wide variety of bacteria and yeasts that can provide many health advantages.

Below are my favorite plant based fermented dressings by Cleveland kitchen as well as my Miso soup with optional rice ramen recipe!

Microbes in fermented foods, known as probiotics, produce vitamins like K and B’s, hormones involved in metabolic processes like appetite, fat storage, insulin sensitivity, glucose tolerance, as well as short-chain fatty acids. They also increase microbial diversity, and decrease inflammatory proteins.

If you do however tend to have gut sensitivities, suspect you may have food sensitivities or intolerances the first step is to correct the gut microbiome.

Go slow with the fermented foods and if uncomfortableness ensues (gas, bloating, belching, loose stool) then I will always suggest introducing spore-based probiotics to target keystone strains (your key players in the microbiome).  

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To see what’s going on in your unique ecosystem I highly recommend the BiomeFx functional stool test. The focus of BiomeFX is on the variety, richness, keystone species, and metabolic activities of the gut microbiome in addition to the presence of pathogens. In order to better support the ecology of your microbiome, BiomeFx provides actionable dietary, lifestyle, and supplement suggestions. 


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Miso Soup Recipe


¾ oz dried kombu flakes
4 cups filtered water 
1/3 tablespoons miso paste
2 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
Optional Rice cake (Lotus Foods Rice Ramen, Organic, Jade Pearl)


Bring 4 cups of water to a boil take of heat and add 1/3 cup of miso paste, 3/4 ounces dried kombu flakes, and 3-4 scallions cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces. If adding the rice ramen noodles keep on low-medium heat until the rice pack becomes loose and soft.

From My Kitchen to Yours,

Plant-Based Fermented Dressings 🌱


Any statements or products mentioned herein this article are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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