• Easy Homemade Sauerkraut Help Heal The Gut

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    In this webisode, we shine our spotlight onto the sauerkraut, cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. The bacteria that forms in the sauerkraut can help with the biology of the gut by soothing the digestive tract. When we think of “sauerkraut”, we might think, “Oh another hot dog topping”. It’s time to reinvent how this unlikely superfood fits into our diets and we have Summer Bock, Expert Fermentationist, here to show us the way. Summer joins us in Pedram’s kitchen to teach us her secrets to making deliciously mouth-watering sauerkraut. Sauerkraut promotes the growth of healthy gut flora, improves digestion, relieves constipation, reduces irritable bowel syndrome and even protects the digestive tract against potential diseases. It is considered a probiotic food, because it contains a large variety of lactic acid strains of probiotics. The lactic acid in sauerkraut helps break down food more easily, which aids in digestion. Sauerkraut is one of the few foods that contain Lactobacilli plantarum, the “good guy” bacteria. L. plantarum can live in your gut and prevent pathogenic disease-causing microorganisms from flourishing. Like the way icing lines a cake, L. plantarum maintains a healthy barrier in your colon that helps keep the “bad guys” from penetrating the lining of your intestines and entering your blood stream.

    Do you know what an amazing healing food homemade sauerkraut is? According to Dr. Mercola's website, it is the number one probiotic – loaded with the highest amounts of healthy bacteria ready to rescue the gut flora.

    Gut flora – an important part of the microbiome – is the most popular medical science topic of the day. That's because your microbiome not only “rules you,” but is also crucial for weight management and immunity – over 70% of your immunity is said to originate in the gut.

    Furthermore, bacteria found in sauerkraut has been proven to help drain endocrine disrupters like BPA and other chemcials and safely carry it right back out of the body. This only furthers weightloss help as industrial chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system (thyroid, hormones etc) can lead the body into obesity.

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    Sauerkraut and other raw lactic acid fermented vegetable products such as kimchi offer a number of health benefits. Their probiotic content helps with digestion and helps to heal damage to the digestive tract. Raw sauerkraut is a traditional part of a healthy diet.

    The refrigerator section of most health food stores should have some variety of raw unpasteurized sauerkraut. Be sure you read the label before you make your purchase. You do not want to see the word “pasteurized.” The jar should have plenty of liquid so that the cabbage is completely submerged. It is fine if you see bubbles in the jar, this is proof that it contains living bacteria. The longer the sauerkraut ferments, the better the flavor. Some people say that the best flavor comes after about 6 month of storage.

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