How to eat symbiotically
Being able to eat bread isn't just about the long slow fermentation. It certainly helps, but having a healthy digestive system is also about supporting your gut microbiome with a wide diversity of food. We know that the wider the diversity of your gut the more robust your health.
These some of Vanessa's recipes that help to support your gut microbial health.
" Maintaining a wide diversity of microbes in your gut is about nourishing yourself with a wide and diverse diet. One that is full of fresh fruit, vegetables, wholegrain, and live food. By this I mean probiotics." Vanessa Kimbell
So although we love to eat sourdough, but we also love the things that go with sourdough. A warm vegetable soup to dunk torn off chunks of a warm sourdough baguette in, or a cold salted cultured butter, made with cultured local cream; or the sweet tart garden jams full of polyphenols to smother toasted sourdough with. It'a delicious way to eat and not just foods but drinks.
" It's about understanding that we are symbiotic, with the microbes in our gut microbiome, and the key being able to eat bread without any digestive issues goes beyond just fermenting. The answer is in maintaining digestive health and eating with this in mind. I call it symbiotic eating." Vanessa Kimbell