7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Sauerkraut
by Dawn Rotarangi
suggests that lactic acid bacteria associated with plant material were eaten before
those associated with milk.
2. Contains substantial amounts of Lactobacillus plantarum which has proven
effective in reducing inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease and reducing
bloating, flatulence, pain and constipation of irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Sauerkraut contains many hundreds of different types of lactic acid bacteria which
our gastrointestinal tract needs for healthy functioning.
4. This fermented vegetable contains as many good bacteria in 1 gram as a
supplement does in 1 capsule.
5. Lactobacillus plantarum, which by the end of fermentation is the main family of
bacteria within sauerkraut, has been proven to have a positive effect on immunity in
HIV children. This indicates that is has a beneficial effect on everyone's immune
system.
6. Over the last one hundred years our intake of lactic acid bacteria has reduced
enormously - at the same time our rates of gastrointestinal diseases such as IBS and
inflammatory bowel disease have increased at an alarming rate. Evidence suggests
that the two are connected.
7. Sauerkraut tastes great.

All the latest scientific findings point towards the fact that people could positively
influence their health simply by increasing their intake of fermented foods.


About The Author

Dawn Rotarangi

Visit ProbioticsLoveThatBug if you'd like to find out more about the
and the dozens of good bacteria that can be found in it.
Foods such as sauerkraut that are
fermented by lactic acid bacteria have
been part of the human diet for tens
of thousands of years. We have
evolved eating them.

There are many reasons why we
should eat sauerkraut but here are
are seven of them.

1. There are archaeologic indications
that people have always used this
technique of preserving foods. Our
ancestors would have consumed
large numbers of live lactic acid
bacteria. Archaeological evidence
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