This short book is a guide to making your own fermented, probiotic
drinks. Using beneficial cultures, like the good bacteria in yogurt, you
will learn how to create healthy, delicious drinks that benefit your
body. For thousands of years, long before sugary soft drinks were
invented, our ancestors enjoyed the whole food goodness of fermented
drinks such as kefir, kombucha, and naturally fermented ciders and
sodas. If delicious raw food smoothies were not around 5,000 years ago,
it is only because our Stone Age ancestors did not have good blenders.
Fermented drinks are tasty, easy to prepare, and incredibly healthy.
Yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and other probiotic drinks are made by adding
cultures to base ingredients such as milk, sweet tea, or fruit juice.
The cultures consist of beneficial microorganisms, such as Lactobacillus
acidophilus, which add live enzymes, B vitamins, and protein to your
1. Probiotic Foods for Better Health
Improve Digestion and Strengthen Your Immune System
2. The Benefits of Fermented Beverages
Lose Weight, Nourish Your Body, and Boost Energy Levels
3. Drinkable Yogurt
It's Easy, Quick to Make, and Tastes Great
The Goodness of Sprouted Grains in a Glass
5. SCOBIES: Ancient and Modern
The World's Most Natural, Complex Probiotic Cultures
6. Alcoholic Content of Fermented Beverages
Booze Content is Usually Less Than 1%, But Be Careful
7. Kefir: Milk and Water-Based Versions
The Secret to Longer Life?
Delicious and Healthful Beverage
9. Ginger Beer
Naturally Brewed With a Unique Culture
10. Home Brewed Ciders and Sodas
Bottle Your Own Naturally Effervescent Sodas in Any Flavor
11. Probiotic Smoothies
Drink Your Food...Delicious and Nutritious
12. Additional Recipes
Wait till you try some of these!
In addition, the "good bacteria" make it easier for you to digest your food, helping your body to assimilate more nutrition and rid itself of toxins. Improved digestion is the most natural way to improve the radiance of your skin, keep your bowel movements regular, and help you sleep better. With less excess sugar and toxic waste, your body will find itself with a lot less work to do. Many people who add probiotics to their diets wake up feeling more vibrant, rejuvenated, and full of energy.
Along with these benefits often comes a loss of excess weight and an immune system that seems more resistant to invaders. While only a handful of scientific studies have measured the effects of probiotics on immune system health, individuals have used them to treat everything from cancer to the common cold. Of course, fermented foods are less of a medicine than a healthy addition to your diet. Eat and drink more of them, and you may provide your body with the stronger support it needs to resist diseases, infections, and other health problems.