Did you know that 70-80% of your immune system is in your gut? It’s pretty amazing isn’t it? So it’s imperative that we ensure we’re feeding our bodies as much nutrient dense foods as possible, especially pro-biotic rich fermented foods like sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is very easy and cheap to make yourself (I’ll provide a recipe at a later stage), or you can buy Be Nourished sauerkraut at the supermarket or health food shop. Ruby Perfection is my fav. Builder Hubby likes the Kimchi. But if you are going to buy sauerkraut, make sure you get the ones in the fridge – the kind you see on the shelf are made with pickling vinegar, and do not have any pro-biotic benefits, same goes with pickled onions etc.
Foods like sauerkraut help populate our gut flora with good bacteria, boosting our immune system and ultimately fighting off the bad guys that can cause major digestive issues, and also many other ailments like allergies, anxiety and depression, skin conditions including eczema, acne etc, auto immune diseases, weight gain, acid reflux, diabetes, heart conditions, and the list goes on. Keeping your gut happy and healthy really is the key to good health and prevention of diseases and something I love working with clients on so that their digestive system is at it’s optimal peak. So many health issues just disappear once their guts are healed and sealed.