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"Good Bacteria" Article: Questions and Notes


#1

I’m sure we’ve all read through the article suggesting an increase in the amount of foods we eat containing “Good Gut” Bacteria. My question based on the reading is this:

If I were to buy sauerkraut, is it fermented and beneficial?

This is based on the distinction made in the article when the author writes, “fermented pickles” as a great food choice. I suppose I thought that the act of picking •suggests• fermentation. This leads me to think that maybe not all store bought saurkraut is fermented. Otherwise, in the example I provide above wouldn’t the author just write “pickles,” instead of specifying “fermented pickles?”

Returning to my original question, Should I be looking for “fermented” sauerkraut? Should I be striving to make it myself? Thoughts and suggestions would be great.


#2

if the kraut says it’s been pasteurised, then don’t buy it


#3

Okay, thank you. Now I have a better idea of what to look for.


#4

Joe Rogan was talking about drinking kombucha teas to aid in digestion i guess its an aquired taste. Former world’s strongest man winner, bodybuilder, powerlifter, Jon Paul Siggmorson used to drink a kefir like drink several times a day. This is a guy who could win WSM at 300 plus , then compete at a shredded 250 plus , so he was on to something.


#5

I’ve read about the kumbuchi drinks. Have thought about making it myself, it’s just a matter of taking the time out to gather the materials. For now, I’m going with sauerkraut and will gradually add in more of these pre/probiotic super foods. Don’t wanna throw too much in at once and burnout.

Thanks, man.