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How do I eat and use sauerkraut in my diet and my life?

This is one of our favorite questions! When we think of kraut we think about brats or sausage. Yum! As a delicious condiment, there are many more ways to enjoy this powerful superfood.

Our recommendation is to eat a little bit on purpose every day. It is helpful for us to get a daily dose of probiotics for the good of our gut. Personally, we eat a little bit right out of the jar with a fork with or without other food, a couple times per day.That said, we love to add sauerkraut as a side to other dishes.

Here are a few ways you can add some zest and life to your foods.

• Breakfast - on scrambled eggs, breakfast sandwiches, or in your favorite green smoothie.
• Lunch - salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Sauerkraut makes an awesome dressing. It adds flavor, moisture, and acidity (everything we want dressing to do! Or, do you love a Reuben sandwich? now you can make your own! here is a fun recipe for Reuben sliders.
• Veggies - add to prepared salads (like potato or egg) for some tang. on top of stir-fry or curries.
• Meats - as mentioned above, sauerkraut is awesome paired with meat - add some. Top your favorite pizza for a bit of zest.

How much sauerkraut should I consume?

If you're just starting out and are using sauerkraut for its medicinal purposes it's best to start out slow, with say 1-2 teaspoons a couple times a day. If you've been eating sauerkraut for some time, it's ok and even beneficial to eat more, anywhere from 1 Tablespoon 2x per day to up to 1/4 cup.

This is all going to depend on your gut. In the beginning, there can be an adjustment period as your digestive environment becomes more balanced. There could be a little gas or bloating, and this is not to be feared. If you have these effects try backing down a little and continue to build over time.

We hope our suggestions are helpful, please know that we are grateful to serve and answer these questions, so please post your questions here on the page or message us on Facebook with your questions.

What are probiotics?

Did you know 80% of your immune system is located in your gut and 95% of your serotonin (happy hormone) is manufactured in your intestines?  What’s more, if your digestive system is out of whack, your entire body will suffer. That makes the gut pretty important. Because it’s so important, it’s critical to keep it in the best shape possible.

The health of your gut depends on the number of good bacteria, known as probiotics, inside of it. Probiotics are found naturally in your gut; however, the number of good bacteria versus bad bacteria in your gut can often get out of balance.

Stress, pollution, a diet high in sugar or eating too many processed foods will wreak havoc on your body’s good flora. Even birth control pills or taking an antibiotic one time can cause an imbalance.

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