Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sauerkraut's Role in Healthy Intestinal Tracts

"Cabbage contains natural isothiocyanate compounds (such as sulforaphane), which have cancer-fighting properties. And as long as you choose the unpasteurised sort, sauerkraut is teeming with beneficial lactobacillus bacteria – more than is in live yoghurt – which increase the healthy flora in the intestinal tract. This helps the immune system fight infection, and aids digestion, hence sauerkraut's venerable reputation as a remedy for upset stomach and constipation."

Why sauerkraut is good for you | Life and style | The Guardian