Cultured vegetables – what are they? They are one of my secret weapons. I am crazy for these foods. They are more than food to me. They work like magic. Here is my story of cultured veggies and the magic they have performed in my family’s health.
First, it was my daughter Maci and her terrible IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). She had cultured vegetables at every meal, about a heaping spoonful. They help heal her gut and help her digest her foods. They were huge in her recovery, and she eats them every day to this day.
It was many years ago that my husband, Ron, my daughter, Maci, and I ate some bad artichoke dip and food poisoning ensued. It was awful. As I lay in bed moaning, I began to get mad and decided that I was not going down without a fight. I dragged myself to the kitchen and ate 2 big spoons full of cultured veggies then went back to bed. About 30 minutes later, I was up doing dishes. Maci and Ron were almost crying as they asked me how I could walk around and behave normally. It was those veggies. They work like a SWAT team inside your body. They will fight off all kinds of viruses and bacteria. Did you know that they gave these vegetables to the chickens with bird flu and the chickens recovered? It’s because these veggies are awesome!!! This is always in my arsenal for any sickness. Colds, flu whatever, just take them and they will work.
Now my latest discovery is what cultured veggies do for seasonal allergies. I have had allergies to pollen since I was 15. Every spring I stayed inside and suffered. These last few years since I discovered cultured foods, my allergies started to get better. Every year my 8 weeks of allergy misery was getting smaller and smaller. Last year it was cut down to 4 days. One of the things I discovered was that the more cultured veggies I ate, the better it got. I eat about 1/2 cup two to three times a day and I do great. I also take a lot of kefir and kombucha, as those are important too. I can go outside and enjoy the springtime. It is a beautiful thing. Cultured veggies are loaded with vitamin C and they fight inflammation – both are very important for your immune system when it is struggling with pollen.
Super Food For Super Health
Raw cultured vegetables are powerful super foods and include sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and many others. There is a major difference between the foods eaten today as compared to long ago. Years ago, fermented vegetables were used as a way to prevent spoilage in food. They were also used on the voyages of Captain Cook to prevent scurvy with his shipmates. The main difference today, as compared to long ago, is that cultured vegetables, such as pickles and sauerkraut have been pasteurized, thus in part, destroying the many strains of the health promoting bacteria and naturally occurring enzymes that help with digestion and a slew of other things. These foods are so powerful that in Asia, where they were experiencing the bird flu, they fed an extract of kimchi, a fermented food, to 13 infected chickens – and a week later 11 of them had started recovering. Many times when I or someone close to me has been sick I have given them a tablespoon or two of cultured vegetables and watched the remarkable speed of their recovery.