Did you know that you can easily make your own probiotics at home in your own kitchen from simple ingredients like salt, water and cabbage?
Shredded Sauerkraut Wedge Sauerkraut (cabbaged chopped into wedges)
cabbage, aka Sauerkraut, is an ancient cultured vegetable that is
loaded with probiotics and enzymes that grow through natural
I like getting my probiotics and enzymes from a food
rather than a bottled supplement. I believe these probiotics and enzymes
become highly available to the body because they are live right from
the food rather than processed in an industrial plant awaiting
rehydration in the digestive tract.
People that have taken many
courses of antibiotics usually have reduced and out-of-balance
intestinal bacteria opening the door for illnesses like candida, IBS,
fungal infections, and parasites.
Eating small amounts of
lacto-fermented vegetables (1-2 tablespoons) at lunch and dinner on a
regular basis helps to gently repair the intestinal environment. The
enzymes help to digest the meal while the probiotics repopulate the
intestines with friendly bacteria.
Many vegetables can be successfully fermented including the current bounty of root vegetables available in late fall.
was able to turn my health around partially by eating fermented
vegetables. I tried a few methods and settled on my favorite which is
low impact (no pounding of veggies), measured amounts of salt (so you
know how much you're eating) and the use of common glass canning jars
(no fancy equipment needed).
I share my favorite fermenting technique in my book,
Lacto-Fermentation Through The Seasons.
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