Do you eat Fermented Foods?

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Diabetes Diet and Nutrition A healthy, well balanced, nutritious diet which factors in Diabetes can be crucial for the long term management of Diabetes. Use this section to discuss your diet, what you would like to try, swap recipes and more.


Like Tree10Likes

Do you eat Fermented Foods?


Reply
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2019, 18:09   #1
Moderator
 
VeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 9,378

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

11954 likes received
4419 likes given
Default Do you eat Fermented Foods?

I know many people do eat fermented foods regularly. If you do, what do you eat, and are you seeing any health benefits from them?

I found an article on WebMD which covers the current positive claims those who promote fermented foods, and the somewhat skeptical position of "science" which they admit may have difficult measuring these things. https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/n...-your-health#1

I trying to see if I can introduce fermented foods into my diet, given that I can't use dairy-based resources and am not fond of kefir. Does anyone know if raw apple cider vinegar is considered a fermented food?

chargette and NSDad126 like this.
__________________
My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
____________________________________
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
VeeJay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 18:54   #2
Senior Member
 
rsfletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Born in Raleigh NC, I now live in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Posts: 611

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 1966

686 likes received
336 likes given
Default

I have a glass of fermented grapes every evening before going to bed - does that count :-) - somehow I doubt it ...

rsfletcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 20:45   #3
Senior Member
 
Squawkx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Posts: 229

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2000

210 likes received
252 likes given
Default

Yes, I love to have sauerkraut every once in a while. Is sourdough fermented? Because I eat that kind of bread occasionally, it is great.
I have not seen any health benefits from it, but I sure am happy to have it.

chargette likes this.
Squawkx is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-02-2019, 20:46   #4
Moderator
 
itissteve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 1,520

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011

1147 likes received
469 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeeJay View Post
Does anyone know if raw apple cider vinegar is considered a fermented food?
It is, kind of like kombucha, if you've ever had that. But it's got to be the minimally-processed kind of product -- like, it has to stay refrigerated. The clear stuff in many people's pantries has had all the goodness filtered right out of it.

I like fermented foods of all kinds. During appropriate seasons, I've fermented cucumbers, garlic, radishes/daikon, string beans, green tomatoes, carrots, ... I've never made my own sauerkraut though I like it. Some folks go as far as to ferment their own condiments and meat (corned beef, etc.) but I'm not there yet (kind of a fair-weather pickler).

I can't say as I've noticed a difference in my health other than I'm eating vegetables. I do believe that gut flora play a part in our health, but I know flora biomes are unique to each of us so I'm not sure how well general probiotic solutions work for individuals. It can't really hurt to test, though it might be difficult to isolate that variable and its effect on our health.

chargette likes this.
__________________
Now with less sugar!

A1c 10-30-2018 still 5.6 with no meds. Thank you LCHF!
itissteve is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 01:12   #5
Senior Member
 
chargette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: United States
Posts: 269

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2004

218 likes received
443 likes given
Default

I make my own sauerkraut. I don't eat it as often as I should. When I do eat it, I just eat a tablespoon or two of it. It's really good for an upset stomach. I use it for the probiotics.

Squawkx likes this.
chargette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 03:48   #6
Senior Member
 
NSDad126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 597

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2006

439 likes received
402 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeeJay View Post
I know many people do eat fermented foods regularly. If you do, what do you eat, and are you seeing any health benefits from them?
I try my best to include apple cider vinegar in my electrolyte drinks but dang that stuff is nasty tasting. It is supposed to aid in mineral uptake.

I heard it is supposed to be good for prevent calcium stones, which makes sense considering I use vinegar to remove calcium in my coffee maker.

I eat pickled eggs, olives, pickles, hot peppers. And, on rare occasion, sauerkraut.

Based on my health, I have no idea if it helps or not.

__________________
NSDad

http://www.fastingandketo.ca
NSDad126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 03:49   #7
Senior Member
 
NSDad126's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 597

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2006

439 likes received
402 likes given
Default

black tea is a fermented product, but you probably know that.

__________________
NSDad

http://www.fastingandketo.ca
NSDad126 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 16:38   #8
Moderator
 
VeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 9,378

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

11954 likes received
4419 likes given
Default

I made an experimental coconut milk* yogurt yesterday. It was successful. This morning I cut up some raspberry Walden Farm's spread into small chunks, added a drop of raspberry flavor and sweetened with liquid sucrulose. Was tasty. Will have this with my breakfast for a few mornings.

*made it with coconut milk because I can't have dairy. I did add sugar to it, about 1/4 tsp. for the one can of coconut milk.

__________________
My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
____________________________________
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
VeeJay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 16:42   #9
Moderator
 
VeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 9,378

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

11954 likes received
4419 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NSDad126 View Post
...I eat pickled eggs, olives, pickles, hot peppers.....
Are these pickled foods fermented?

NSDad126 likes this.
__________________
My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
____________________________________
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
VeeJay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 17:36   #10
Senior Member
 
Squawkx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
Posts: 229

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2000

210 likes received
252 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chargette View Post
I make my own sauerkraut. I don't eat it as often as I should. When I do eat it, I just eat a tablespoon or two of it. It's really good for an upset stomach. I use it for the probiotics.
I have had homemade sauerkraut, my mother and grandmother would make it, and it was good stuff.
I guess the apple did not fall far from the tree, as far as likes go.

Squawkx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What foods do you find difficult to bolus for? 50257 Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 18 11-19-2013 16:13
What are your "magic" foods/ "cursed" foods kas77 Diabetes Forum Lounge 26 03-12-2013 00:25
Touchi, fermented doy bean extract simpleguy Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 0 05-12-2011 10:21
"If you don't eat fruit, how do you get nutrients?" foxl Diabetes 24 04-09-2011 14:44
What foods do you miss the most? Diana Diabetes Forum Lounge 22 06-24-2010 16:20

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:41.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.