Raw Cultured Vegetables

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Ready to heal your body, build your inner ecosystem and overall health? Packed with beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins raw cultured veggies have been called natures “Super Food”.

What they do for us:

  • Rich in Vitamin C- an antioxidant that helps protect our cells
  • Improve digestion- enzymes aid in pre-digestion of food
  • Eliminate toxins- promotes cleansing
  • Weight loss- help to control your appetite and cravings like sweets and breads
  • Relieves colic in babies and wonderful for pregnant women
  • Alkaline forming to help balance your Ph

Raw cultured vegetables are made by leaving veggies out on the counter @ about 70 deg. F for 3 days to a week. The good bacteria begin feeding on the vegetables and causes fermentation. This fermentation becomes the “super food” our bodies need to function optimally.

You can buy cultured vegetables at the store but keep in mind most of them are usually pasteurized, which defeats the purpose of eating them because the enzymes are destroyed and they are packed with preservatives. YUCK!

If you are not use to eating cultured vegetables it takes just a little while to get use to them. They have a slight tangy flavor which my taste buds have become accustomed to. I make sure I eat 2 tablespoons with each meal. There are creative ways to get them into you though. Add to salads, use the juice as a salad dressing, scoop with gluten free tortilla chips. Or you can just eat them like I do; I like to add a splash of apple cider vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt and ground pepper.

But don’t just stick with the basic cabbage, carrot, ginger, and garlic. Experiment with other veggies like kale, collards, celery, green apple, even ocean vegetables. Don’t be afraid of using herbs either.

 

Click here for the Raw Cultured Vegetable Recipe

 

Click here for great articles on fermented foods by Body Ecology

Click here for one of my favorite health books where it talks in length about the benefits of fermented foods, The Body Ecology Diet; Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, by Donna Gates

 

Do you have a favorite cultured veggie recipe?  If so, please share your secret!!

 

May you have healthy happy tummies!

 

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