Fermented foods undergo a metabolic process called lacto-fermentation, where natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch present in the food, creating lactic acid. This process not only preserves the food, it also creates beneficial enzymes, B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics that support general health.
From sauerkraut in Germany to kimchi in Korea and everywhere in between, fermented foods have been an important part of cultures around the world for millennia. Studies have even shown the link between probiotic-rich foods and the overall health of the people who consume it.
The last few decades have witnessed the sharp decline in the amount of probiotics and enzymes found in the average diet. Instead of encouraging the cultivation of lacto-fermenting bacteria, people have done the reverse by adopting processes like pasteurization that kill good bacteria alongside the bad ones.
Pasteurized milk has replaced raw milk; vinegar-based pickles and sauerkraut have abandoned the lacto-fermented originals by the wayside. The list goes on...
That's why the Health Ranger is rekindling interest in the significant benefits of fermented foods by reintroducing these healthy fermented products.
Prebiotics– Fermented foods are rich in live beneficial microorganisms and the indigestible fibers that encourage probiotic growth in the intestinal tract.
Promotes healthy digestion – The fermentation process breaks down the tough plant fibers in food, making it easier for people who suffer from poor digestion or weak stomach to improve their nutritional intake.
Absorb food better – Nutrients in fermented foods are easier to absorb since the probiotics have already broken down sugar and starch into lactic acid and other compounds.
Enhances bioavailability of nutrients – Fermentation unlocks the full nutritional potential of already healthy foods and ingredients like miso.
Miso is highly nutritious to begin with. It's packed with health-promoting prebiotic fibers. The Health Ranger's Freeze Dried Organic Miso Powder makes miso even better with a long shelf life while retaining the vital nutrients in the "perfect protein."
Produced at a USDA-Certified Organic Facility, Freeze Dried Miso Powder contains no gluten, wheat, or harmful additives. Every pack is also certified kosher, non-GMO, vegan, and packaged for long-term storage if needed.
Yellow Miso Powder is your go-to for deliciously light and healthy soups and bases, while stronger-tasting Red Miso Powder is better for heartier soups and marinades.
Health Ranger Select Fermented Super30 is a fermented superfood formula derived from more than 30 of the world's healthiest superfoods. Cabbage, apples, seaweed, ginger, and millet are just some of the ingredients comprising this nourishing mix.
Loaded with phytonutrients and active enzymes, the Health Ranger Select Fermented Super30 delivers easily absorbable and essential nutrients. Packed in a USDA-certified organic facility, it's non-GMO, has no gluten added, and is lab-verified against heavy metals.
Fermented foods continue to be an indispensable part of human culture and personal nutrition. Seemingly simple foods like miso soup, pickles, and yogurt are filled with rich history, incredible nourishment, and live probiotics that benefit those who eat them.
In this modern era when excessive sterilization and preparation have all but eliminated beneficial bacteria and nutrients from much of our food, traditionally-made fermented food is a simple yet welcome blessing. These foods should be celebrated for leaving behind an indelible mark on human history, as well as human health.