Five reasons why it is good to eat sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is an indispensable food on the Serbian table.


Photo: Profimedia

Photo: Profimedia

It is a source of many vitamins and an excellent dish for almost all “winter” dishes.


In addition to being low in calories (and containing about 30 calories per cup), it also contains important nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, fiber, iron, copper, manganese, folate and potassium.

Good for the intestines

Because it is a fermented food, sauerkraut naturally contains probiotics and prebiotic fiber, and probiotics work effectively when it comes to constipation, diarrhea associated with the use of antibiotics and infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome.

Strengthens and immune system

Since about 70 to 80 percent of our immunity depends on the health of the gut, the two systems are inextricably linked, meaning that any food that supports a healthy gut also supports a healthy immune system.

A good source of fiber

A randomized controlled trial has shown that cabbage is the only fermented food that has been clinically proven to help with irritable bowel syndrome.

Probiotic fibers help feed good bacteria in the intestines, writes integrative gastroenterologist Marvin Singh.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food database, one cup of cabbage contains four grams of fiber, which is equal to 15 percent of the recommended daily allowance.

It affects the reduction of stress

Probiotics have been shown to manage anxiety and depressive symptoms in humans because of the connection between the intestines and the brain. Healthy intestines are the basis for the functioning of the entire human body.

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