I like sauerkraut, but the more I read about the benefits, the more obsessed I become. I’m personally giving myself a daily “KRAUT SHOT” challenge to reset my gut bacteria. Read on…
KRAUT SHOT: A shot glass of sauerkraut taken daily for optimal health.
Sauerkraut (german for “sour cabbage”) is finely cut raw cabbage that has been fermented by various beneficial lactobacillus
WHY KRAUT IS GOOD FOR YOU…
Beneficial bacteria support a HEALTHY GUT which leads to:
PS: Not only are you getting beneficial bugs from fermentation but cabbage is in the same veggie family as kale & broccoli, so it has similar powerhouse health benefits like cancer prevention.
– Buy unpasteurized versions like THIS since pasteurization kills good bacteria.
– Never heat it! Cooking it kills good bacteria, too.
– Use leftover kraut brine instead of vinegar in salad dressings!
– Kimchi (yum!) is basically the Korean version of kraut & can be used instead.
Eat a shot glass (about 2 tablespoons) of kraut just as is for a snack or use it as a condiment with any meal.
Kraut tastes great on:
wraps & sandwiches
burritos & tacos (I love kraut tacos!)
beef, turkey, or salmon burgers
Next on my kraut “to-try” list:
Kraut in smoothies! What?!
Almond butter & kraut sandwich! Sounds crazy, but I’ve got to try it.
Buy some kraut & do the daily KRAUT SHOT with me!