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Our 9 year old nephew young lady has historically been having bouts of constipation. She’s on a SAD diet. Her detox means is asthma, colds and coughs. There were times when she did colon cleansing with Dr. Tam’s Miracle Tea, but such colon cleanses are not long lasting. No diet change, no long term cure.
This time a few months ago, my youngest sister in law E got into making fermented stuff. One of her fermented stuff was saurkraut. Fermented purple cabbage. Reportedly, this is superior probiotics, reportedly better than store bought probiotics… cheaper too. It finally was put to a test with our 9 year old nephew S.
My older sister in law P gave some 2 tablespoons of saurkraut juice probiotic to 9 year old nephew S and last night, the report came in that S had been pooping daily… regularly, effortlessly for 1 week! That is such awesome news. Awesome enough for me to give my own children the same saurkraut juice last night. I gave them 1 tablespoon each last night.
The lesson learned here is that probiotics are very important. Probiotics are especially absent from people on always cooked, always processed SAD diets. Sure diet change to something better is difficult, so these probiotic remedies come in really handy. Take various fermented, probiotics as food, insert it as a habit, and be well.
More information about Saurkraut theconsciouslife.com:
Why this Probiotic Food?
Sauerkraut is the western counterpart of kimchi, except that it doesn’t contain as much seasonings and ingredients the way kimchi does. Popular in the Europe and America, sauerkraut usually only has shredded cabbage and salt as the main ingredients. It’s produced by allowing salted cabbage to ferment on its own without the addition of any starter or vinegar for two weeks or more.
Sauerkraut is sour in taste due to the formation of lactic acid during the fermentation of cabbage.
How to Eat Sauerkraut?
Sauerkraut goes well with savory food and is often served as a side dish at homes and in restaurants. It’s very versatile and can be combined with many foods to give an acidic edge. It’s also common in many places to serve sauerkraut on top of hot dogs.
Health Benefits of Sauerkraut:
Like kimchi, sauerkraut is high in vitamin C and digestive enzymes. It’s also a good source of natural lactic acid bacteria such as lactobacillus and pediococcus. Juice from sauerkraut is reportedly good against gastrointestinal conditions like diarrhea and constipation, and is recommended as an effective flu preventive beverage.
and from Livestrong.com
Probiotics and microbes that are good for you. By contributing to a healthy gut flora, this live microorganisms can help you have a good digestion, boost your immune system and even provide you some important vitamins. Many foods are now enriched with probiotics and probiotics can also be purchased in supplement form. For thousands of years, cultures around the world have included probiotics from fermented foods, such as miso, yogurt and sauerkraut.
The probiotics found at the store usually contain only one strain of bacteria or a few different strains that are thought to be helpful. On the other hand, raw sauerkraut can contain a mixture of over 13 different species of gut-friendly bacteria, according to a study published in the December 2007 issue of “Applies and Environmental Microbiology.” Each different batch of sauerkraut you eat, especially if you ferment it yourself, may contain different proportions of different strains of probiotics. Including a variety of strains of probiotics can help you diversify and improve your gut flora.