Probiotics are ALL the rage! Everywhere you look, there’s a new article in the latest health magazines on gut health and why you should be taking the latest and great probiotic supplement.
However, what’s NOT publicized enough (in my opinion) are the powerful health and cleansing benefits of cultured and fermented foods.
Whether it’s kefir or kimchi or organic yogurts…all fermented foods are filled with their own unique blend of powerful and LIVING beneficial gut bacteria that make for a happy, healthy gut!
And…First Prize Goes to…
Fermented veggies, however, take the gold as they are, hands down, one of THE MOST powerful superfoods for your gut. They are loaded with beneficial bacteria as each and every vegetable has its own ecosystem of microbes.
For example, cabbage leaves will have a different ecosystem than parsley which has it’s own microbes compared to radishes. That’s what makes fermenting vegetables so special. They bring a diverse group of microbes together, all in one jar. And science is now showing that the greater diversity of beneficial microbes in your gut the healthier your gut will be.
Although probiotic supplements have a time and place, fermented foods are far superior as they are a whole food source. This means that the beneficial bacteria in fermented foods continue to grow and multiply even after being refrigerated! Whereas in probiotic capsules in supplement form they stop growing more quickly and slowly die off at a much faster rate.
So you are getting much more of a bang for your buck when you eat living fermented foods.
Cultured veggies not only are one of the best sources of probiotics but they also perform many other tasks. They help you digest your food, assimilate vitamins and minerals from your food, have incredible anti-aging benefits, AND are powerful detoxifiers, helping chelate heavy metals out of your body.
Where Can You Buy This Superfood???
Although you can make fermented vegetables yourself at home, it’s a TON of work. I’m not going to lie.
I love to make my fermented vegetables, don’t get me wrong. It fun and a great experience. But, sometimes…I just don’t have an extra 2 to 3 hours in my day to spend making them.
Introducing: Cleveland Kraut
That’s why I was ELATED to make an acquaintance with the one and only, Cleveland Kraut!!!
This company not only makes a power-packed, probiotic-rich product but each kraut tastes OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!
We tried 4 of their 7 flavors and honestly, I loved them all so much that I couldn’t decide on which one I liked best. Whichever one I was eating at the time became my instant favorite. The one’s we tried were:
- Whiskey Dill
- Gnar Gnar
- Cabbage and Cukes
- Roasted Garlic
The ingredients are pure:
That’s it! No junk or pickling of the vegetables. All the veggies are lacto-fermented which is exactly what you want if you are looking to buy fermented veggies.
How to eat them? All four krauts taste incredible on top of a giant salad. The Whiskey Dill and Gnar Gnar have a little spice and make the BEST topping on avocado toast or in your favorite sandwich. They also make a great accompaniment to any roasted veggie. OR…you could just eat a spoonful right out of the jar! Their sauerkraut is THAT tasty!
If you are new to fermented foods, I would HIGHLY recommend starting slowly, with only one spoonful a day for a week or two. This will help prevent major detoxification symptoms. You don’t wan to over do it. Then slowly work up to two spoonfuls with the goal of eventually having 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of fermented veggies with each meal.
Pick up a jar of fermented veggies today! Don’t wait! This incredible company knows their stuff and you will be blown away by their products!
Check out Cleveland Kraut and find locations that carry their incredible products by visiting their website. Click HERE! OR order on online. They sent us our kraut jars perfectly packaged in the mail with ice packs to preserve the quality! Order today!