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I want to eat more probiotic foods

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 11:23 PM

But I am very allergic to milk and soy, & I cant stand saurkraut! I saw some non dairy yogurt but it had 'locust bean gum' and also kombucha with a ton of added sugar :/ Still I would like to start cooking some probiotic foods for myself. And what health benefits can I expect?

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on February 05, 2013
at 05:40 AM

Generally if the only ingredients are the fruit/vegetable, water, and salt, it is allowed to ferment in its delicious bacteria rich brine, while most pickles, like vlasics cheat by souring and preserving them with vinegar instead

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:53 AM

YES. I make carrot/ginger pickles, kosher dills, turnip pickles, radish pickles, pickled beets... You are limited only by your imagination.

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:15 AM

Yep I am lactose intolerant and casein allergic

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:13 AM

How do you tell if its made the old fashioned way? Does that mean conventional pickles, vlasic for example, are less healthy?

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:10 AM

Thanks, I will def look up how to pickle veggies :) I have never heard of ume paste!

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:47 PM

Don't forget, anything can be pickled!

Cucumbers, beets, carrots & ginger (delicious! And nothing like sauerkraut.).

Also, umeboshi plums and ume paste are powerful probiotic foods. Raw apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food. Salami, pepperoni are examples of meats cured with lactobacillus bacteria. If you can find yourself fresh versions of these, get 'em!

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:53 AM

YES. I make carrot/ginger pickles, kosher dills, turnip pickles, radish pickles, pickled beets... You are limited only by your imagination.

D87cf7bb07cfc85acf7203c17065d239

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:10 AM

Thanks, I will def look up how to pickle veggies :) I have never heard of ume paste!

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:31 PM

The kombucha culture eats most of the sugar, so even though there is a lot of sugar to start with, the end product doesn't have too much. You might also try pickles or pickled green tomatoes from Bubbies, as those are super good and fermented the old fashioned way, though unfortunately not organic.

9ccdbaf4344449c8c6e2d586bde152dc

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on February 05, 2013
at 05:40 AM

Generally if the only ingredients are the fruit/vegetable, water, and salt, it is allowed to ferment in its delicious bacteria rich brine, while most pickles, like vlasics cheat by souring and preserving them with vinegar instead

D87cf7bb07cfc85acf7203c17065d239

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:13 AM

How do you tell if its made the old fashioned way? Does that mean conventional pickles, vlasic for example, are less healthy?

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on February 05, 2013
at 03:26 AM

I've never heard of pickled food being high in good bacteria. Saurkraut I've heard is good for feedind the good bacteria. Love the idea of eating cured meats, both because its deliciuos and good for the diet!

I have read in several articles that people who live in unspoiled areas, live a longggg time and have very few digestion problems eat lots of raw veggies that are not washed thoroughly and the soil remnants actually contain lots of good bacteria. Problem with that is in our soils, fertalized with chemicles and sewage, it probaly has lots more BAD bacteria than good, lol.

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on February 05, 2013
at 01:11 AM

Look up instructions (it's super easy) for lacto-fermenting your own veggies. I love carrots, asparagus spears and whole nutmegs.

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Kefir, kombucha, kvass, kimchi. I am constantly fermenting, though I'm finally shedding the dairy. My water kefir is great, but it's very hoochy/moonshiney. :)

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:42 PM

Go for water kefir, way easier to brew than kombucha (in fact, no major research backs kombucha for its beneficial effects, while it does for kefir). Also, try live kimchi.

Some more options here: http://nourishedkitchen.com/dairy-free-probiotics/

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on February 04, 2013
at 11:29 PM

do you know what you are allergic to in the milk? is it the lactose or casein? i do very bad with milk but fine with lactose free yogurt. i just ferment it for 24 hours to kill all lactose.

also, homemade kombucha is very easy. i use the kombucha mamma for all of my kombucha needs.

i have noticed the biggest improvement with the yogurt. just less cramping and pain.

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on February 05, 2013
at 12:15 AM

Yep I am lactose intolerant and casein allergic

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