Great Health News for Sauerkraut Lovers…

I have always loved sauerkraut, especially on top a grilled hot dog with onions and mustard. Currently though, I don’t eat hot dogs, but still love them. I used to eat at the Wienerschnitzel®. It must have been the German in me! And, I loved the chili dogs with cheese and onions! But, they caused me an intestinal penalty later on in life.

I know everyone doesn’t like sauerkraut, but for those who do, eating it semi-regularly does have its health benefits. For example, it contains friendly bacteria the gut loves. And, apparently because it is pasteurized packaged in cans, there is less of this bacteria. I don’t know about bottles.

‘I put a fork full of sauerkraut on my green salads, because I love the sour’ ~ your author

Sauerkraut’s beneficial bacteria is named, ‘lactobacillus’. I have been buying tiny Japanese bottles with their own unique strain of bacteria. But, this drink has sugar to feed the bacteria and also dairy for some reason. I didn’t want sugar or the dairy, so I began searching the internet for an alternative source for friendly gut bacteria.

‘Sauerkraut contains a large quantity of lactic acid; vitamins A, B, C, and K; and minerals and has few calories (about 80 kJ/100g) [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268643/]’.

I forgot sauerkraut is fermented, that in the process thereof produces this friendly bacteria, which you could call a ‘probiotic’. I didn’t want to go back to yogurt which also has ‘lactobacillus’, because it is mucus forming.

‘Sauerkraut is easily made with finely chopped cabbage layered with salt and left to ferment’ ~ your author

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4268643/
Website Title Global advances in health and medicine
Publication Month November
Publication Year 2014
Access Day 19
Access Month december
Access Year 2019
Article Title Regular consumption of sauerkraut and its effect on human health: a bibliometric analysis

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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