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Fermented foods for kids It’s time to send your little ones back to school. That means less vitamin D and greater exposure to bugs that could cause sniffles and colds. Boost their immune system, mood and overall health with these gut-friendly, probiotic foods.

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What does your child crave?

Miso This fermented paste made of soybeans, barley or brown rice, is the perfect base for a nourishing soup. A source of iron, calcium and essential amino acids, miso boosts the immune system, improves bone health and promotes a healthy nervous system.

Kombucha A popular choice with mums, you’ll have no problem getting your bambinos to drink this bubbly, juice-like, fermented drink. And that’s a great thing because kombucha increases energy, detoxes the body, supports the immune system and promotes a stable mood.

Tempeh Tempeh is packed with B vitamins and probiotics. These nutrients are crucial for boosting your young one’s mood and providing them with the energy they need. When selecting soy products, always go for organic and fermented.

Pickles The perfect after school snack, pickles are packed with a ton of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and gut-friendly bacteria. When choosing pickles, be sure to go with a local maker that uses organic products and natural fermentation methods.

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Yogurt The most widely consumed fermented product, yoghurt is high in B vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium. When selecting yoghurt, look for goat or sheep’s milk, grass-fed, and always organic. Or better yet, reach for coconut yoghurt, the perfect dairy alternative. SOUR!

Kefir Made with cow, goat or sheep’s milk, this fermented beverage tastes like drinkable yoghurt. It is a great option to add to your little one’s smoothies. A creamy drink that boosts immunity, builds bone density, fights allergies and improves digestion.

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Kimchi If your child is the adventurous type, introduce them to this delicious, spicy Korean version of sauerkraut. Much like its milder fermented cabbage brother, kimchi is high in dietary fibre helping to keep your little one regular. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin C, iron and calcium. A great choice for boosting digestion, fighting inflammation and promoting overall health. d

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Vista issue no. 114, September-October 2017  
Vista issue no. 114, September-October 2017  

Welcome to a more organic way of Being. The Kids and Parenting issue.

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