It’s grilling season! Have you ever thought about some of the healthy foods you can eat at a BBQ? This BBQ season; think about eating homemade sauerkraut with your hotdog. It has many more nutritional benefits than you think! You might want to try this recipe: How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar. It’s healthier and more delicious!
Fermented foods introduce beneficial bacteria into your digestive system, help the balance of bacteria in your gut, and help you absorb your food better. Examples of Fermented foods include sauerkraut, kefir, and kombucha. According to Wellness Mamma “The amount of probiotics and enzymes available in the average diet has declined sharply over the last few decades.” Vinegar based pickles and sauerkraut have replaced traditional lacto-fermented versions.”
There is a difference. Not all fermented foods are pickled and not all pickles are fermented. Various types of foods that are found on the supermarket shelves often contain vinegar which negates them from being fermented. Pickling comes from vinegar, but does not offer the probiotic and enzymatic value of homemade fermented vegetables which are both fermented and pickled.
Fermented Foods and Your Gut
According to the GAPS diet and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, “Your gut literally serves as your second brain.” Allergic diseases are only one of the conditions affected by an imbalance in the gut. McBride also explains: “Once you make your digestive system healthy and working properly again, you’ll be surprised how many various symptoms in your body originated from your digestive system.“
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