SERVING SIZE: 1/2 c
How Can Sauerkraut Make You Feel Great?
Sauerkraut may be an ideal treat in January and February when cold air constricts blood vessels in your skin. The stagnant blood makes skin appear lifeless, dry, dull and gray. The sour taste of sauerkraut, since it is a diaphoretic, helps restore blood flow to the skin and reduce lymphatic congestion. That's why sauerkraut is a natural food for late winter.
Due to the gassy nature of live cultures in sauerkraut, Vata people should cook sauerkraut to avoid suffering from excess gas. Kapha should eat sauerkraut raw, to benefit from its probiotic qualities.
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Is Sauerkraut Good for Me?
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SIALOGOGUEA sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents
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Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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Hi, i am confused about sauerkraut. You list it as Rajasic, but i was under the impression all food that has been fermented for a while (as opposed to foods fermented only a short time like yoghurt) were Tamasic. Great site BTW!
I thought that ferments were beneficial for pitta... not so?
Fermented foods are generally contraindicated for Pitta.
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