I have been aching to share this recipe with you all for a while now!!!
My CLASSIC FERMENTED VEGGIES!!!
Fermented veggies are hands down 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. THEN, if you add a culture starter like I do in my recipe, you are guaranteed to get TRILLIONS more bacteria in each spoonful.
Although probiotic supplements have a time and place, fermented foods are far superior, in my opinion, as they are a whole food source. Research shows 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. Research shows they help could you digest your food, assimilate vitamins and minerals from your food, have detoxifying properties, and could help chelate heavy metals.
If you are new to fermented foods, I would HIGHLY recommend starting slowly, with only a spoonful a day for a week or two. This will help prevent major detoxification symptoms. 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.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! You can use any variety of vegetables. In fact, it’s a good idea to use a wide variety of veggies depending on what’s in season. Be sure to use all organic ingredients to get the best results!