If you have from digestive issues like gas and bloating or suffer from conditions like high cholesterol, B vitamin deficiencies, hormonal issues or chronic anemia you may have too much bad bacteria in your gut.
Fermented foods are integral to getting good bacteria into your gut. This is due to the lactic acid that forms when bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in food.
This process creates a host of good nutrients including omega-3 fatty acids, b-vitamins, and probiotics that strengthen the health of your intestines.
One way to boost the health of your gut is by adding healthy bacteria to your diet.
This can be done through consuming fermented foods.
Adding these foods to your diet a couple times a week can improve your gut health
One food I like to make on a weekly basis is sour kraut. Check out my quick and easy recipe for this fermented food.
- 2 cup Red Cabbage shredded
- 2 tsp salt
- Glass container with a sealable lid (preferably a mason jar)
- Take the shredded cabbage and place in the jar
- Add the salt
- Seal and place in a warm, dark environment (I usually put it in my kitchen cabinet)
- Wait 2 weeks until it forms a dark red watery color
- Serve then refrigerate up to a week