What is Fermented Protein?

What is fermented protein? Before, I get into that, I just want to quickly cover fermented foods and why they are so good for you, particularly your stomach aka gut. This is just a brief overview. We will feature a detailed post on gut health for you soon by one of our expert contributors.

Let’s get into it:

  • Fermented foods contain beneficial bacteria that help keep your digestive tract (stomach) balanced.
  • Balance stomach acid
  • You have probably heard about digestive enzymes (they help us break food down). Fermented foods contain enzymes that aide in this important process of food digestion and absorption (all the good stuff you need from the food you eat, enzymes make sure your body takes in vitamins and minerals – hopefully you are eating a healthy and balanced diet).
  • Potent Digestive aid: get your bowls moving (good for those with constipation). It’s important to monitor your bowl movements. Understand what’s considered a healthy gut and when you need to make changes in order to stay healthy.
  • Kill the growth of bad bacteria. Provide a protective barrier for the stomach and intestinal lining.

 


Fermented Foods:

  • Kefir
  • Whey
  • Saukraut
  • Korean Kimchi
  • Pickled beets, cucumbers, radish, corn relish, garlic
  • Cottage Cheese

For a more in-depth read on the benefits of fermented foods take a look at this great site.

This leads us right to fermented protein. I am pretty excited about this because I add protein to my smoothie every morning. I opt for a vegan soy free protein. One of the things that you may notice, particularly if you consume vegan protein blends or products is bloating and gas. 🙁 Genuine Health took note and just introduced a product line of fermented protein that has your beautiful stomach’s health in mind. No complaints here. Of course, I had to try it to see if it’s as good as I’ve been told. The taste is great and I didn’t experience any bloat. There’s only one other protein brand that’s vegan where I haven’t experienced any stomach upset; no gas. So I definitely think it’s worth a try if you are looking for another vegan protein option or experience any discomfort from your current protein blend. It’s also great if you would like to add fermented foods into your diet (Not everyone is into the fermented foods listed above). It’s a one step process, something you don’t have to think too much about if you’re on the go. Add to a smoothie or a new recipe (pancakes or baked goods always work well). Stay tuned for some delicious recipes!!

According to Genuine Health, fermented protein is a “unique plant-based formula made up of seven carefully selected, high-quality fermented plant-based ingredients, including organic quinoa sprouts.”  In addition, their formula, made with yellow pea kernel protein concentrate, brown rice see protein concentrate, hemp seed protein, alfalfa juice, spirulina and mung bean sprouts, contains 20g of absorbable protein.

 

 

Fermented Vegan Protein

 

Here is a great video for you to view!

 

 

 

Genuine Health also offers fermented vegan proteins bars that are 100% vegan and soy free. They also contain all essential amino acids and 14g of protein!

 

Fermented Vegan Protein Bars

 

I hope you get to try it! Also don’t forget to come back for recipes!

 

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