When we want to choose between certain foods, we always need to be aware of the aftermath of the choice that we are about to make.
Some foods will make us feel groggy or tired. Consuming fermented foods will not make us feel this way, so do not worry if you consume them. When you eat fermented foods, they will make you feel energized and your mood will improve.
The consumption of fermented foods will give your body the ability to protect itself from bacteria like E. coli and C. defficile, and that is the reason why sauerkraut and kimichi are extremely beneficial for your gut.
Other fermented foods:
- Raw pickles
Putting the “Pro” in probiotics
Probiotic is another term for friendly or good bacteria. Probiotics are extremely helpful in the transportation of the food that we are ingesting, through our gut and they will protect us from the problems in our digestive tract, like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), diarrhea, and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Each and every one of us has these good bacteria in their digestive systems, which is extremely beneficial for the absorption of nutrients from the foods and in breaking the foods down.
But, the good bacteria that live inside of our intestines, can sometimes be destroyed by the excessive intake of antibiotics. And when the good bacteria is gone, we need to make up for the loss of it, and we can do that by consuming probiotics.
The probiotics have the ability to cure digestive problems, and they also can prevent many skin conditions. They are beneficial for the oral and vaginal health, and they can prevent and protect us from the appearance of certain allergies.
By consuming foods that are rich in probiotics, we will strengthen our immune system, and we will encourage weight loss as well. In addition, we will give you a simple sauerkraut recipe, which is packed with probiotics.
- one tablespoon of caraway seeds
- two tablespoons of pickling salt or sea salt
- five pounds of shredded cabbage
How to prepare it:
You will need to mix the caraway seeds with the cabbage and the salt in a larger bowl. Leave the ingredients to sit there for ten minutes. Then, transfer the mixture in a larger glass container and then cover it with one-quarter of an onion. Then, take a paper towel and cover the glass container, and finally secure it with a rubber band. After that, place the container in a cool place and leave it there overnight.
You need to make sure that the sauerkraut is covered in fluid. You will need to check on the cabbage in the next two weeks and remove any residue that forms on the surface. Leave the container for at least four weeks, and then transfer it into an air-tight container, and place it in your fridge. It can stay there for up to six months, before going bad.