Probiotics Are A New Trend, But Actually Ancient

‘Probiotics’ have become a household name in the last few years with marketers and practitioners touting their health benefits, most commonly improved digestion. They usually come in pill form with no way to know the amount of vibrant beneficial bacteria that remains.

Make Your Own Probiotic Vegetables At Home

In traditional societies, “probiotics” came from fermented raw vegetables that have been “pickled” or aged in a brine. What’s cool about this method is that it contains prebiotics (food for the healthy bacteria to eat), enzymes, and lots of probiotics to help your gut. Not to mention, it’s delicious.

Check out this video that shows how to make Sauerkraut at home from a few simple ingredients. This should get you started in the world of homemade probiotic fermented vegetables!