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Sauerkraut health benefits?



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,821
    edited December 2022
    There are more pleasant ways to get fibre into your diet than sauerkraut.   I've never liked the traditional version with its fatty meats and sausages but I did try the local version with fish and seafood soon after we moved here.   Not good either.

    I think ordinary cabbage dishes such as cole slaw, braised red cabbage and lightly steamed Savoy or pointy cabbage will provide plenty of more palatable fibre as will many other veggies, pulses and fruits plus whole grain bread or pasta.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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  • Simone_in_WiltshireSimone_in_Wiltshire Posts: 626
    edited December 2022
    @barry island I just forwarded your text to my OH via email and will update you as soon as I get back the text. OH has diverticulitis and knows all about it and if Sauerkraut really works. 
    I’m currently abroad. 

    All I know is that you shouldn’t eat anything that gets stuck in the track like seeds and beans, and instead of salted Sauerkraut, it’s the Kimchi that works. 

    I my garden.

  • I sent you a message @barry island

    I my garden.

  • @Simone_in_Wiltshire Hi Simone thanks for your message.
  • Other foods like Chicory are good for the gut microbiome. It might be worth checking out the work of Tim Spector,  as well as twin studies and the covid app, he has done a lot of work on gut health . 
    AB Still learning

  • Thanks just had a quick look and see that he recommends the 4 k's which include kefir and kraut so it looks like I'm on the right track.

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