Here's Why Fermented Beets are one of the Best Things You Can Eat Daily


If you're reading here, you likely care a great deal about your health, and your nutrition. 



There may be a superfood you should be considering far more seriously, however: Beets.




Beets are an oft-overlooked superfood, loaded with polyphenols and betalains, natural antioxidants, as well as betaine, a great detoxing agent.

Even better, beets have been linked to Russians' longevity, and are easily pickled - meaning you can keep them longer, and use them when you see fit. Additionally, pickling can convey extra health benefits.

To be clear, not all pickling is equally good for you. It's best done naturally - so without vinegar. Instead, simply salt and water are enough, courtesy lacto-fermentation.

Lacto-fermentation allows bacteria - the good kind - to develop probiotics, resetting your gut and assisting in healthy digestion.

Sally Fallon is a huge proponent of lacto-fermentation in her book Nourishing Traditions:

The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their digestibility and increases vitamin levels. These beneficial organisms produce numerous helpful enzymes as well as antibiotic and anti-carcinogenic substances. Their main by-product, lactic acid, not only keeps vegetables and fruits in a state of perfect preservation but also promotes the growth of healthy flora throughout the intestine.

And these pickled (lacto-fermentated) beets are both great for you and tasty. Check out the recipe below:


Ingredients:

  • 6 medium beets
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 c water
  • Optional Seasonings:  mustard seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds,  cinnamon stick, cloves

Preparation:

  • Wash and dry the beets.
  • Poke the beets in several places, place on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees for about 3 hours or until soft.
  • Peel off the skin and chop into julienne type slices.
  • Pack beets firmly into a very clean wide-mouth quart-sized canning jar.
  • Make a brine of sea salt dissolved in water.
  • Pour the brine over the beets until the liquid is 1 1/2 inches from the top of the jar. The beets need to be submerged in brine.
  • Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for about 3 days before transferring to cold storage.


And there you have it! Enjoy being healthy!






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