FERMENTED VEGETABLES are the most perfect post-holiday food to help restore the gut and to stave off sugar cravings.
Lacto-fermentation of vegetables is a traditional method of preserving vegetables, producing enzymes that increase the digestibility of foods. Similarly, it creates a host of healthy flora throughout the intestines for slowing and reversing a variety of illnesses, improving digestion, strengthening immunity, clearing skin issues, and increasing energy. In preserving our food in this manner, it becomes our ally.
If you are new to fermented foods, start with one tablespoon of kraut or fermented vegetables with each meal, and work your way up from there.
Get the recipe here. If you prefer to purchase your kraut or other fermented vegetables, make sure you purchase the raw and unpasteurized kind. You will find these in the refrigerated section of your local market.