Probiotics in Real Food, Do it Yourself

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Make SauerkrautFermented foods are a great way to get healthy bacteria into your body.

Natural News says Sauerkraut is the original probiotic superfood.

Fresh cabbage is already pre-populated with the bacteria required to lactoferment itself.

In the old days fermenting foods was one of the few ways vegetables could be preserved, since there were no refrigerators.

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The Problem with Store Bought Sauerkraut

The issue with most store bought fermented foods is pasteurization. This process kills off any beneficial bacteria present. If you look you may be able to find unpasteurized sauerkraut, but it is not easy to come by. Look for “raw” or “unpasteurized” on the label.  Food processors commonly pasteurize their stuff, so no bad bacteria can sneak in, and the product can endure a long shelf life.

The best option is to make it yourself. The video shows you how. It’s not difficult. I have made sauerkraut myself, and it is amazing delicious. I even added a probiotic supplement to get a few more strains of healthy probiotics into the food.

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Turning cabbage into sauerkraut or otherwise creating fermented foods, provides several benefits.

  • Better digestion
  • More bio-available nutrients
  • Beneficial bacteria, similar to a probiotic supplement or yogurt
  • You can add other vegetables into the mix like carrots, celery, beets, daikon radish and more.
  • Herbs can also be added, such as fennel, dill, garlic or juniper berries.

Check out the video for full instructions on how to make sauerkraut.

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2 thoughts on “Probiotics in Real Food, Do it Yourself

  • July 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm
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    I’m sorry to hear that about store bought saurkraut. I’m not in a position to make my own, so I will try to find unpasteurized or raw saurkraut somewhere. My parents ALWAYS made saurkraut.

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  • July 21, 2012 at 1:49 am
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    that was very enlightening.i did not know that sauerkraut was a probiotic,simular to yogurt.were can i get one of those ceramic things?

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