Sauerkraut is simply fermented cabbage, and why do I mention simple? well, it’s very very easy to prepare, cheap, a great probiotic for your health and is great for moving Liver Qi. When our Liver Qi is stagnated symptoms such as, mood swings, anger, frustration, headaches, constipation, nausea, allergies, bloating and slow metabolism can arise.
I recently found out that our gut, and our feelings, are closely related. And when our gut bacteria becomes out of balance, it not only has a negative effect on our metabolism but also effects our emotions. An imbalance between beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria, is known as ‘dysbiosis’, dysbiosis has been linked to psychiatric and neurological disorders.
How can sauerkraut help? it’s a probitoic which means it lines the digestive tract with good bacteria, supports the immune system and helps your body digest nutrients. This fermented cabbage naturally produces organic acids which stimulates the growth of good bacteria.
Its super easy to make and keeps for yonks, you can use any variety of cabbage, add some salt, mix together, compress it into an air tight container, leave for seven days and voila DONE!
1x red cabbage or white
2tbsp sea salt
you can add various spices but i like to keep mine plain. Mix together the salt and cabbage thouroughly. Put into air tight container. Push, compress the cabbage until juices start to be released, make sure the juice from cabbage covers the cabbage, and leave for a week. If not enough juice is produced to cover cabbage, leave it sit for a few hours and when you come back, tightly pack the cabbage by pushing it down into the cotainer, there will be an adequate ammount of juice this time around…simples 🙂