Could This Sour Food Hold The Key To A More Healthy Younger Looking You? Sauerkraut Health Benefits
My Friend’s 65 Year Old Mom Looks Younger Than Many 30 Year Old Women! Could This “Sour Food” Be Her Ageless Secret?
The health benefits of sauerkraut are much greater than once thought. Originated in Germany as the first fermented vegetable, sauerkraut is loaded with powerful anti-aging probiotics…
Written by Greg Montoya
Probiotics are necessary friendly bacterias that colonize in your gastrointestinal tract. These friendly bacterias “eat the bad bacteria” that cause inflammation that can lead to health problems and premature aging of cells.
Heating or cooking sauerkraut, however, kills these probiotics, so it’s vital that you only eat raw, uncooked sauerkraut if you want to maximize your potential sauerkraut health benefits!
By: Greg Montoya
Sauerkraut Helps Increase Nutrient Bioavailability*
Certain probiotics found in sauerkraut help your body better absorb nutrients. According to many dietitians, probiotics are believed to help the absorption of B vitamins, copper, calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus and magnesium. It’s also believed that probiotics can help synthesize vitamin K-2 and folic acid.
Sauerkraut Helps Boost Immunity*
It’s believed that up to sixty percent of the body’s immune system “lives” in your intestines. Probiotics, the “good bacteria” from sauerkraut can potentially boost your immunity by regulating antibodies and lymphocytes production.
Sauerkraut Helps Decrease Inflammation – Assists In Prolonging The Life Of Cells*
Sauerkraut health benefits are numerous, Including helping to reduce inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease, since probiotics can help reduce the cause of the inflammation that can lead to these problems, and many others including cancer. Since inflammation contributes to premature cell degeneration, when you reduce inflammation you also reduce cellular degeneration. This makes sauerkraut an important part of any anti-aging program!
I’m not a doctor and cannot give medical advice, however, if I were suffering from any degenerative type disease including those described above, or I was concerned about such diseases, the first thing I would consider is adding an abundance of raw sauerkraut to my daily diet. (I do this now as a potential preventative!)*
When Should I Eat Sauerkraut?
To maximize your potential sauerkraut health benefits, I believe it’s best to eat it on an empty stomach (In the morning after you have properly hydrated your body with plenty of water is best and also right before going to bed – To learn more about how to properly drink water for maximum health and anti-aging benefits, read my article on why “chugging water” is better than sipping).
Eating sauerkraut on an empty stomach will help the friendly bacteria more easily and “un-obstructively” reach their target destination within your intestines. But the most important thing is to add sauerkraut to your diet, even it you cannot eat it on an empty stomach.
Sauerkraut Helps Promote Regular Bowel Movements*
A healthy colon generally means a healthy body. Eating sauerkraut daily adds an abundance of fiber to your diet and can help keep your colon healthy in many ways, including bringing the transit time of “food in food out” within an optimal range.
Sauerkraut Supports Recovery After Antibiotic Use*
Probiotics from sauerkraut can also help restore healthy bacteria in your colon, thus helping to prevent or reduce diarrhea typically associated with antibiotics use that destroys both good and bad bacteria in your digestive tract. It can also help discourage yeast infections in women, which are common after antibiotic use.
Can Sauerkraut Help Fight Cancer?*
The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry published a study suggesting that fermenting cabbage produces isothiocyanates, which are believed to help prevent certain cancers (i.e., colon, breast, liver and lung) from progressing as fast. Sauerkraut is known as a cruciferous vegetable and according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regular consumption of cruciferous vegetables each week can help reduce colon cancer risks.
Sauerkraut And Heart Health*
Sauerkraut is loaded with powerful phytochemicals known as flavonoids. According to the American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee, these types of of phytochemicals have the potential to help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Sauerkraut Helps With Digestion*
Sauerkraut contains a form of lactic acid that acts as a cleansing agent to help assist with digestion. A clean digestive tract low in harmful bacteria can help reduce symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
IMPORTANT… Not All Sauerkraut Is Equal! This Particular Sauerkraut Is Second To None!
I’ve “searched the world” for the best quality, best tasting, most nutrient/probiotic dense sauerkraut. The winner, in my opinion, is Goldmine Sauerkraut. I discovered this company several years ago at a wellness trade show in Los Angeles, California. I was amazed at the quality of their product and how the company takes such pride in ownership to create the very best saurkraut that money can buy.
Goldmine Sauerkraut is Fresh, Raw, & Alive!
- 100% Organic
- Aged in Ceramic Crocks
- Made with Celtic Sea Salt
- Carefully Handmade in Small Batches
Goldmine’s Fresh Organic Sauerkraut is loaded with powerful friendly, living microorganisms that greatly assist digestion and assimilation. Independent lab testing shows a whopping 7.8 million CFU’s of live lactobacillus and bilidobacterium per gram!
That’s an incredible 468 million per 1/4 cup serving! Goldmine Sauerkraut is created like a fine wine (without the alcohol). It’s aged in special ceramic crocks that encourage the growth of friendly bacteria (aka flora). Even the most discriminating “kraut connoisseurs” absolutely love the taste of Goldmine Sauerkraut. It’s simply delicious!
To learn more about Goldmine Sauerkraut and where to buy it, go to: www.goldminenaturalfoods.com
NOTE: Goldmine also has many other high quality great tasting products that you may consider trying.