Sauerkraut for weight loss and aphrodisiac

Sauerkraut for weight loss and aphrodisiac
Sauerkraut for weight loss and aphrodisiac

Crunchy, slightly sour - there is hardly a person who does not like sauerkraut. It has a thousand-year history and is known to many peoples - Koreans, Chinese, Austrians, Romanians, Poles, Russians, Bulgarians, etc.

Sauerkraut is rich in vitamins C, K, B6, B12, lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria), trace elements: potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc.

It is an affordable food and an often exploited product in many recipes, but nutritionists say it is most beneficial in its raw form. If you haven't prepared homemade sauerkraut, you probably live in an apartment with a central heating system, where neither the warm basement nor the balcony is the right place for it. Then you buy from the store. In Sofia, its price is 1.00, 1.40, 1.70 BGN/kg.

The chemical explanation of the process of “leavening” of sauerkraut

The lactic acid bacteria interact with the cabbage's carbohydrates, breaking them down into lactic and acetic acid. Therefore, cabbage is preserved for a longer time, because the s alt and acid do not allow rotting processes to begin. Lactic acid bacteria themselves have many he alth benefits. Both cabbage and cabbage juice are beneficial.

Here are 10 benefits of sauerkraut, besides being widely used by many Bulgarian men as a hangover remedy:

1. It is low-calorie, but filling - 100 g has 30 kcal. It is suitable for weight loss, as it contains tartronic acid. It prevents excess weight gain by preventing sugar and other carbohydrates from turning into fat.

2. Natural viagra – increases sexual desire

3. Helps with insomnia – calms the nervous system, reduces thyroid gland activity

4. Cleans the stomach - prevention against colon cancer

5. Improves the work of the stomach and removes heartburn – 1 tsp. juice before eating, helps after upset – normalizes intestinal flora

6. Makes hair shiny and nails he althy, because of nicotinic acid /niacin/-

7. For lack of appetite – drink 100 g of cabbage juice per day.

8. Increases immunity – 2-3 times a week eat sauerkraut seasoned with oil/olive oil.

9. Anti-tumor prevention - Lactic acid bacteria activate the immune system and thus the resistance against tumors, preventing intestinal enzymes from converting safe precarcinogens into dangerous carcinogens.

10. Cleans the liver

Due to the high content of organic acids, sauerkraut is not recommended in large quantities to people with sick bile, kidney stones and hypertension.

Well, after such convincing arguments, how can we not serve sauerkraut salad with red pepper and Bulgarian-style oil at least 3 times a week.

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