Digestive Health with Sauerkraut

It is thought that more than half of Americans have candida or yeast overgrowth.  It’s not surprising considering all the added sugar and simple carbs in the Standard American Diet.  Our digestive tract needs good bacteria to compensate for this yeast.  One way I add more good bacteria is eating a big spoonful of sauerkraut at mealtime.  Fermented foods not only add good bacteria, they aid in digestion of the food you are eating. Want to know how to make it yourself?  It’s easy!

Ingredients:

1 head of cabbage

2 T lemon Juice

2 t sea salt

  1. Chop or process cabbage in food processor. Place in large bowl
  2. Add lemon and sea salt and massage cabbage with hands until watery
  3. Let sit 10 minutes and massage again.
  4. Spoon into large mouth mason jar and pack down tightly allowing some liquid to sit on top of cabbage. Fill jar completely to the top (or it will mold if too much oxygen).
  5. Screw on lid and let sit on counter for at least 3 days.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Let me know your experience making sauerkraut or other fermentation you may have tried for good digestive health.

 

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