Sauerkraut Provides Cancer-Fighting Antioxidants and MORE...
Axe.com is one of our FAVORITE health and wellness sites. There is so much information, backed up by Dr. Axe on essential oils, bone broth, DIY remedies and more. Here's a snippet of their 5 Health Benefits of Sauerkraut, Plus How to Make Your Own! Article:
According to Certified Holistic Health Coach and Senior Writer for Axe.com, Jillian Levy,
“Sauerkraut, a form of fermented cabbage, has been popular throughout Central Europe for hundreds of years. Sauerkraut combines one of the healthiest foods there is (cabbage) with one of the most beneficial and time-honored food preparation methods ever used (fermentation).
According to the Institute for Integrative Medicine at the University of Witten in Germany, sauerkraut is one of the most common and oldest forms of preserving cabbage and can be traced back as an important food source to the fourth century B.C.
Fermentation simply refers to an ancient technique and perseveration method that naturally alters the chemistry of foods. Similar to cultured dairy products like yogurt and kefir, sauerkraut’s fermentation process produces beneficial probiotics that are now linked to improvements in immune, cognitive, digestive and endocrine function.”
A 2006 report published in The Journal of Applied Microbiology states that probiotic benefits from cultured foods include:
Reduced overall inflammation (both in and out of the GI tract)
Better nutrient absorption
Prevention and treatment of diarrhea
Prevention and symptom reduction of food allergies, including lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy and othersImprovement of high blood pressure
Reduced risk of cancer
Reduction of eczema symptoms
Protection against H. pylori infection
Better immune response in HIV/AIDS patients
Improved vaginal health and prevention of bacterial infections like UTIs and bacterial vaginosis
Natural remedy for the liver/brain disease hepatic encephalopathy
Want to learn more about the benefits for Sauerkraut AND how to make it? See the full article by Dr. Axe HERE!