My Truths #133 (sauerkraut)

by Stephanie

Sauerkraut makes a great side dish. One cup of sauerkraut contains 6.1 g of carbohydrates and is almost all fibre (4.1 g per portion) so the net carb impact isn’t too bad and fibre is well known for promoting a healthy bowels.

Sauerkraut is an excellent source of  Vitamin C. Vitamin C plays a key role in healing wounds and tissues…important if you are injured or sick. Sauerkraut is also a good source of vitamin K and iron. During the pickling process sauerkraut ferments via beneficial bacteria i.e. probiotics. There is some evidence that the probiotics in sauerkraut may help athletes recover faster and improve immune function.

Note of caution: Due to the salt used in pickling process, sauerkraut can contains high amounts of sodium. Enjoy in moderation as a condiment or side dish.