The Hemp Connection + sauerkraut

Food of the week: sauerkraut

You may not be familiar with this food if you're not from a German or Eastern European family. In my home, we eat it every New Year's Day to bring prosperity. This year I decided to look it up to see what other potential benefits it held. And I was surprised!

The obvious is that since sauerkraut is made from cabbage, a member of the Brassica family, it can help you to fight cancer. Furthermore, the production of sauerkraut from cabbage enhances its cancer-fighting potential. Researchers at the University of New Mexico report that compounds found in sauerkraut specifically fight breast, lung, colon, prostate, and liver cancer! Moms of teens, take note: apparently, it's especially important to eat sauerkraut during adolescence in order to derive the maximum benefit.

The fermentation process that creates sauerkraut from cabbage creates immune-boosting phytochemicals. It tends to be a cold-weather food, eaten with bratwurst or other comfort foods, so it's perfect to eat during cold and flu season.

In your digestive tract, sauerkraut can help to inhibit the growth of E. coli, salmonella, and candida. It can also help produce some powerful antioxidants, superoxide dismutase and glutathione.

Bavarian researchers report that wearing German lederhosen (see photo) can increase the power of Sauerkraut by a whopping 232%.

Ach du lieber! Just messing with you.: )

Not feeling very Germanic today? The Korean version of sauerkraut known as kim chee, has been found to have many similar benefits.

I don't know about you…but some German-apple potato pancakes with a side of sauerkraut are looking like a great possibility for dinner tonight!

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Food of the week: sauerkraut + sauerkraut