Our health and general well being mostly based on nutrition. We are what we eat. Often, a simple recipe such as this one, get us great benefits for our heath.
The busy and tense life that the modern society brings us, requires us to pay a good attention of our eating habits. We all know that the base of a good nutrition is always contained of different vegetables. What maybe some people do not know, is that fermented veggies are equally good for our health as fresh veggies. They improve our intestinal flora and stimulate the development of the good bacteria in our organism.
The good bacteria encourage our body to break down sugars, fats and stimulates our digestive system.
The best fermented food list for your body INCLUDES:
- Raw pickles
The most important good bacteria types that they bring are probiotics, lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
Today doctors recommend eating probiotics to fight against irritable bowel syndrome. People also use it against inflammatory issues and diarrhea.
Eating unhealthy and processed food can cause our organism to lose good bacteria.
Once it does, our digestive system shows the first symptoms. The lack of good bacteria will cause slow metabolism, constipation, digestive or bowel problems. If you face this kind of issues, you should know that the fermented food are the best natural source of probiotics.
The Ultimate Sauerkraut Recipe
- 5 pounds of cabbage (shredded)
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 2 tablespoons of Himalayan salt
Take a 5 pound of cabbage and shred it in bowl. Add the seeds and the salt and mix it nicely. Once you get good mixture, place it in glass jar (not plastic). Cover the jar with a cloth or fabric so the air can circulate through. Let the mixture stay in the jar for 4 weeks. The cabbage should let some liquid in the jar. Time to time check the mixture and if it is not fully covered in liquid, add some water. But not too much. The jar should be placed in a clean and cool place (do not refrigerate it). After 4 weeks, the sauerkraut is read to be used. You can now refrigerate it and use it within six months.
Remember that using organic cabbage is always a healthier choice.
You can watch the preparation video below.
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