This is a relatively new area I have entered into, but I must tell you, I’m really enjoying it. As you know I’m on this journey too, making one change and then another in my diet as I work towards superior health and normal weight. It’s wonderful to know there are good probiotic foods you can make at home because I thought probiotics were something you had to buy in capsule form… and guess what, I hate swallowing capsules! I’m terrible at it… I gag. Never have been any good and will always look for an alternative to swallowing a capsule. Guess I should have gotten over that ages ago, but I generally find another way.
My main source of potential probiotics was through yogurt. I’d try to buy the best I could making sure the little bugs were still alive and not added to the container and then cooked. Oops the little critters can’t last when being heated. So I knew there were “good” yogurts and “hopeless” yogurts in the market place and bought accordingly. Naturally I went for plain unsweetened.
More Exciting Ways
But gradually it came to my attention that there are other ways and was quite excited when I realized I could actually make them at home.
Years ago I had bought a sauerkraut in a tin and thought it was really horrible. Ugh! No thanks… I’d go without sauerkraut if that’s what it tastes like. Then I read online somewhere that if you’ve only tried tinned sauerkraut and didn’t like it, you owe it to yourself to try a home-made version. Well, long story short… I made my own and loved it! Now I keep some in the fridge all the time.
That was the beginning… I’ve since moved out into other things and am looking forward to trying others. Please share your favourite fermented/cultured foods with me… I’d love to hear about it. Leave a message in the comments below.
- Milk Kefir
- Tomatoes and Basil
- Various cultured veges
One of my friends is preparing some Water Kefir grains for me. Can’t wait to receive them and get started.
This is not only a cheaper method of obtaining probiotics for you and your family, but from everything I’m reading, each one contains different strains of bacteria. The super good news is that apparently there’s a lot more good bacteria in the foods you prepare at home then is in a lot of the capsules you buy. You’ll find them fun to make and really it’s very satisfying to have all these good probiotic foods to add into your diet. As I go I’ll explain more about each one of them.
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