1.12.2012

sauerkraut! for good digestion!


Good digestion - I won't say it's my theme for this year but I just had a few tips that I got from my sister while we spent Christmas in Minnesota with her. They are on a big sauerkraut kick at the moment and we just joined in! I really love the idea, it's a staple on a macrobiotic plate, but somehow it's one that is usually forgotten, all the while it could be the most important!

A spoonful of pickled vegetables is an important factor in helping you have a healthy digestion. It helps to prepare your food as it goes through your system, I think of it as a bit like Drano - but it tastes better! Try to include it in each meal, and try to eat it first, even kids love it!

Be sure you are using a good pickled vegetable, no sugar (which is usually included in larger brands), good brands are Organic Real Pickles or even Bubbies Sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is fat free and low in calories. It rich in Vitamin C and contains other important nutrients including iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, thiamin, riboflavin, fiber, and niacin.

Happy Digesting!

2 comments:

erika jane said...

we eat a lot of sauerkraut in our house. my husband makes the best raw sauerkraut and supplies a vegetarian restaurant in our town. even our two year old daughter likes it. she could eat a big bowl of it and then ask for more. it is most likely her favorite food, but i wonder if too much is unhealthy for such a small body so i usually need to cut her off. i should research that. maybe you know?

nonchalant mom said...

I think that your instincts are correct, too much yin is not good either.. But in the same breath I feel that kids almost know what is best for their body and eat what they need most of the time (not counting candy!) - I will look into this and let you know what I come up with.. Carina