Author(s): Dunja Gulin
A healthier gut is the key to a healthier life, so banish those all-too-common symptoms of a bloated stomach and enjoy new levels of physical and mental vitality. From our mental health and mood to our skin, weight control, and immunity, the bacteria that live in our stomach can affect more than we realize. These bacteria can become diminished through eating too much sugar, processed or artificial foods or lifestyle factors outside of our control such as taking antibiotics. The state of our gut is responsible for a lot and looking after it can prove beneficial in the long run. One way to repair your belly is through introducing naturally fermented foods that contain high amounts of the friendly bacteria you may be missing. Creative chef, teacher, and health-food expert Dunja Gulin presents over 60 tantalizing ways to introduce fermented foods to your everyday diet. Start the day with Banana and Blueberry Kefir Muffins or Comforting Cacao Oatmeal. Lunch & Dinner ideas include Probiotic Gazpacho and Egyptian Rice and Lentil Stew. You'll find globally-inspired recipes in the Side Salads & Snacks section, from a Scandinavian Chanterelle Salad to Tender Spring Rolls with Fermented Onion. In the Breads & Pancakes section, Dunja presents delicious recipes for Red Lentil Dosas and Pesto Focaccia, among others. The Probiotic Drinks section includes health-boosting concoctions like Coconut Kefir Smoothie, while Something Sweet provides delightfully tempting recipes, such as Sweet Cinnamon & Yogurt Scones.