Making Sauerkraut

Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…processed foods, to both lessen the gritty texture and make ingredients easier to combine. Insoluble fiber, the portion of the plant that can’t be broken down by your digestive system, provides a valuable service. The fiber absorbs water and swells, making the stool bulky, soft, and easy to pass. (This is…

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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…reasons I like sauerkraut is for its numerous strains of bacteria, many of which I’m sure haven’t even been categorized. It also contains various cancer-fighting compounds, vitamin C, minerals, and other nutrients. Kefir can be found in many markets today and is fairly easy to make at home, as well…

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The Best Probiotic Foods for Digestive Relief

…often lost during manufacturing, delivery, and storage of the yogurts on your grocer’s shelves. For this reason, I like to make my own yogurt. But if you don’t want to make your own, there are two brands that I recommend that are likely to contain beneficial bacteria that are still alive and kicking…

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A Yogurt a Day Keeps the Fat Away

…obesity in babies. There are a variety of ways to boost the levels of beneficial bacteria in your body. Eating fermented foods--such as yogurt and sauerkraut--is one of my favorite ways. And taking a daily probiotic supplement is another way. It's clearer than ever that messing with your bacterial balance…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…homemade sauerkraut. I keep a fresh batch going almost constantly, and some already made in the fridge at all times. It provides one of the widest varieties of beneficial bacteria that are known to protect against everything from bowel troubles to cancer. It’s inexpensive and easy to make and keep…

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