Consuming different foods offer different effects. But one thing is for sure, you’ll feel way much better and full with energy after consuming fermented foods.
Fermented foods stimulate the growth of good bacteria, like Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria. These bacteria break down lactose, starch, and sugar from foods. It also helps the body to digest them easily. Our body contains various good bacteria types which absorb nutrients and break down foods.
Fermented foods include sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir, yogurt, lassi, raw pickles, tempeh. One thing you should know is that these foods fight bad bacteria like E. coli and C. difficile and are gut-friendly.
Probiotic is the another term for good bacteria. The job of this bacteria is to transport the food through the gut and in that way to prevent digestive issues, like diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Probiotics are also effective in the treatments of vaginal issues, allergies, skin conditions., etc. If you want to boost your immune system, consume fermented foods.
This sauerkraut recipe can help you feel the health benefits of fermented foods. All you need is 20 minutes:
Serves: around 1 gallon
- 5 pounds shredded cabbage
- 1 tablespoon caraway seeds
- 2 tablespoons sea salt or pickling salt
Mix the cabbage with the caraway seeds and the salt in a big bowl.
Leave it for 10 minutes. Then, transfer the mixture to a large glass food container.
Then, add a quartered onion, on the top, to weigh it down. Cover the food container with a paper towel and wrap it with a rubber band.
Keep the container in a cool place until the next morning. The cabbage should be entirely submerged in liquid.
Check it on a daily basis for 2 weeks, and if you find any scum on the surface, take it off. Leave it like that for 4 weeks, and then transfer it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.