Fermented Foods That Can Improve Senior Health

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Health Benefits of Kefir, Miso, Natto, Kimchi, and Tempeh for Seniors

Although most fermented foods are a required taste, consuming fermented foods offers a wealth of health benefits, especially for seniors. Read on for five of the best fermented foods, present by Palm Desert Home Care Assistance. 

1. Kefir

Kefir is similar to yogurt, however, it contains more gut-friendly bacteria. Kefir is also full of calcium, which promotes healthy bones and teeth as well as vibrant skin.

2. Miso

Miso is a fermented soybean paste found in Japanese cuisine commonly used in soups, marinades, sauces, salad dressing and even as a main dish. Miso promotes strong bones and teeth, helps strengthen the immune system, and contains anti-aging properties.

3. Natto

Natto is often served as part of a Japanese breakfast and is a mixture of fermented soybeans with a cheese-like flavor. It’s high in protein, vitamin K, vitamin E, and vitamin B12. Natto is also used as a natural treatment for cardiovascular disease by the Japanese.

4. Kimchi

Kimchi is a condiment made from fermented vegetables, such as turnips or cabbage.
Kimchi delivers a healthy dose of probiotics and fiber. When consumed regularly, it promotes regular bowel movements and strengthens the immune system.

5. Tempeh

Tempeh is a popular fermented soybean cake with a yeasty flavor and a texture similar to tofu. Tempeh is a good source of probiotics that aid digestion and promote a strong immune system.

Learn more about promoting senior health and wellness from the dedicated staff at Home Care Assistance. In addition to hourly and live-in care, we offer dementia, Alzheimer’s, stroke, and Parkinson’s home care in Palm Desert, ensuring seniors of all abilities have the help they need when they need it. Give us a call at (760) 345-0001 to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation.


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