AMAZING HEALING PROPERTIES OF SAUERKRAUT: Find out why you need to eat this cheap and accessible food!

January 6, 2015

AMAZING HEALING PROPERTIES of Sauerkraut: Find out why you need to eat this cheap and accessible food!

An old proverb says that it is true to the health of eating cabbage. The wealth of potassium, iron, magnesium, sulfur and copper, small amount of sodium, and favorable ratio of calcium and phosphorus ensures maximum utilization of calcium in the body and makes this food very beneficial to our health.


Cabbage is one of the few, if not the only, natural foods where a man able to increase and that increasing its nutritive properties through the pickling process.

Specifically, through the processes of pickling cabbage fermentation creates extremely active cobalamin (vitamin B12), which is otherwise only in foods of animal origin. For this reason, sauerkraut is a must for vegetarians foodstuff.

It is known that the navigator James Cook fed his crew with sauerkraut for the prevention of hazardous scurvy.
Sebastian Kneipp was treat diabetes, gout, burns and inflammation.

Long-term experiments confirm that the cabbage on the vitamin C content is free to compete with lemon and citrus (100 g cabbage has 50 mg of vitamin C). In addition, sauerkraut hides a treasure of pyridoxine (vitamin B6), without any proteins in general would not be used.
Also, sauerkraut is a source of niacin (vitamin B3), required for cellular energy, overall metabolism, the exchange of substances in the brain.

Sauerkraut have been shown to have anti-cancer activity in laboratory research.


It is known that the brine famous beverage that is domesticated as a panacea for all problems related to the digestive tract as well as a folk remedy to reduce swelling in the joints.
However, it is known that the juice of raw cabbage is rich not only in vitamin C, but also a wide range of medicinal drink.

The experiments prove that the juice of fresh cabbage successfully treat a stomach ulcer and inflammation of the colon. Fresh cabbage juice stimulates metabolism in the cells and beneficial effect on the mucous membrane of the intestine.Mixed with the juice of carrots and beets, brine, is an excellent beverage for people who suffer from a lack of calcium.Also is recommended for women in middle age to stop the process of osteoporosis.

Medicinal properties:
Sauerkraut, not only has exceptional nutritional but also medicinal properties such as:
1. improves mood
2. body makes it resistant to stress
3. activates the exchange of substances in the brain
4. helps red blood cell formation
5. stimulates the cells and rejuvenates
6. helps in building bones
7.regulate and reduces the amount of fats and cholesterol in the blood
8. strengthens the immune system and increases muscle strength
9. contributes to the restoration of spent connective tissue
10.Among other things, the brine is effective against fungi and bacteria

Important note:
a) when eating sauerkraut avoid extra salty foods because the cabbage is very rich in sodium.
b) sauerkraut do not submerge before preparation, because in this way loses a large amount of biological properties, and it do not cook for more than 20 minutes, otherwise the sauerkraut become soft and without any nutrients.
c) it is best to eat raw sauerkraut, salad or as a supplement some meals (eg. potatoes, rice, etc.), and the addition of browned sesame or sunflower seeds will improve and get a new taste;
d) with sauerkraut can add various spices and the best match: cumin, shallots, cinnamon, pine (fruit of juniper), bay leaves;
e) if the sauerkraut too acidic, add a raw potato to absorb the excess acidity;
An interesting and very easy recipe is:
Salad 250g sour cabbage (fresh), 1 apple, 2 tablespoons raisins (or cranberries), 1 tablespoons of cold pressed oils (olive). Extremely high quality nutritional and medicinal salad.


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