Fermented foods have grown to be a hot topic recently - but they have been an essential part of healthy diet in most culture, on every continent, throughout the years. There is a theory it were the Tatars who introduced "sour cabbage" from the Orient into Eastern Europe, and from there kraut visited Germany etc. It has been documented that the Chinese workers building the great Wall of China, ate fermented cabbage regularly. So did Roman soldiers: it had been said that it prevented stomach ache linked to new foods and water of the countries they conquered. Captain Cook was the first captain not to lose any sailors to scurvy: he had 60 barrels of sauerkraut on his ship! (His voyage lasted for 27 months and there was, obviously, no refrigeration in those days - this fact gives you an idea of the kraut's shelf life!)
Mainstream health professionals began paying a renewed awareness of raw sauerkraut
following a study published in 2002. Finnish researches reported that in clinical tests an ingredient created by fermented cabbage, isothiocyanates, helped prevent the development of cancer.
Eating raw sauerkraut on a regular basis can:
- Decrease your likelihood of being identified as having cancer.
- Help in managing Diabetes type 2 symptoms.
- Help with lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.
- Increase your digestive system luxurious.
- Maintain your immune system strong, reducing colds and flu.
- Support good colon health by making less complicated to manage constipation, diarrhea
= and bloating, along with irritable bowel (IBS).
- Decrease allergies.
- Reduce candida albicans.
- Synthesize vitamin K, that is needed for healthy bones.
- Combat depression and anxiety.
- Improve mood and brain functions.
- Lower your likelihood of developing auto-immune disorders.
- Prevent the overgrowth of yeast as well as other harmful organisms.
- Let the body to soak up and apply essential minerals, for example calcium, zinc, and iron.
- Help in the manufacturing of several members of the B vitamin family.
- Enhance communication between your brain and intestines.
- Support healthy longevity over