The Proof is in the Kraut!
Dr. Joseph Mercola sent a sample of his homemade sauerkraut off to a lab and reported the findings of probiotics saying, “We had it analyzed. We found in a 4-6 ounce serving of the fermented vegetables there were literally ten trillion bacteria.”
WHAT? All those expensive probiotic bottles they sell in stores now mean nothing!?
Those findings would literally mean just 2 ounces (one mouthful) of home fermented sauerkraut has more probiotics than a whole bottle of 100 count probiotic capsules (and the probiotics are in a live liquid state). One 16 oz jar of sauerkraut is equivalent to about 8 bottles probiotics!
Fun Fact: Bacteria in your body outnumber your cells by about 10 to 1.
Imagine how much money you would save and how healthy you’d be by making your own probiotics?
In The Gluten Summit, 2013, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, told Dr. Tom O’Bryan, “With every mouthful of sauerkraut you’re consuming billions of beneficial microbes which will be killing the pathogens in your gut driving them out and replenishing the beneficial flora in your digestive tract.”
The probiotic count of store-bought, shelf stable sauerkraut does not compare to home-brewed sauerkraut. Homemade batches have your love and caring attention put into them, so its no surprise they also carry much higher numbers of probiotics.
Fun Fact #2: Sauerkraut = Super Food on organic steroids!
Also cabbage is high in anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins A and C. Cabbage also reduces lipids in the bloodstream. When cabbage is fermented into sauerkraut the fermentation process opens up the cell walls accessing a higher ratio of vitamins. It has been said that sauerkraut has 200 times more vitamin C than the head of cabbage before fermentation.
Did you Know?: In 1807 French psychiatrist Phillipe Pinel said, “The primary seat of insanity generally is in the region of the -stomach and intestines.” Pinel is known as the father of modern psychiatry and came to this quote after working with mental patients for many years.
So? If you’ve been feeling like you need emotional and physical boost of wellbeing…TRY SOME! Got a friend or family member who seems a little off? Guide them into eating dinner with you and give them some sauerkraut with the meal. Who knows it might just save the entire planet.
Here’s a quick how to: