DID YOU KNOW? Sauerkraut’s live and active probiotics have beneficial effects on the health of your digestive tract — and therefore the rest of your body too.
That’s because a very large portion of your immune system actually lives within your gut and is run by bacteria that live within your intestinal flora.
Imbalances in gut bacteria have been associated with a long list of health related problems and increased risks of disease, but luckily obtaining good bacteria from probiotic foods has repeatedly demonstrated health benefits in clinical settings.
Probiotic foods can be beneficial for reducing symptoms like IBS, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitives and other digestive disorders since they can help lower the presence of toxins, inflammation and bad bacteria living within your gut.
In the process, sauerkraut and other fermented foods help you better absorb nutrients from the food you’re eating and even help manage your appetite, since they have an effect on hormones.
Sauerkraut with live bacterial cultures can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Read the label to make sure it contains live cultures.
Give this gluten free Tuna & Sauerkraut Wrap a try! It makes for a great lunch or dinner when you want healthy & probiotic-rich food.
Tuna & Sauerkraut Wrap
INGREDIENTS: (serves 1)
1 can wild albacore tuna
3 tbsp sauerkraut
1/4 cup sprouts (I like to use broccoli sprouts)
1 tbsp avocado oil mayo OR coconut yogurt (unsweetened)
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 coconut wrap
1. Mix all ingredients (except for coconut wrap) together in a bowl.
2. Place mixture in the center of the coconut wrap, fold and enjoy!