Pickled foods are my jam! They usually pack a crunch, satisy a salty craving and they last forever so it's okay to stock up without fear of wasting them. But, the benefits of eating pickled foods are grwater than you may realize.
1. They Boost Immunity
Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, okra are high in vitamin C, E, A and iron, which help the body fight infection and have powerful antioxidants
2. Pickles are hydrating
Yup, the Real Dill pizza from Via 313 could help with your hangover because of the pickles! Pickles replenish electrolytes naturally and boost hhydration. They're also blood-sugar stabilizing and can help curb unhealthy cravings from the sudden rise and drop of insulin. This benefit means they can also soothe muscle cramps AND menstrual cramps!
Probiotics found in pickled foods help with clearer skin, gut health, reducing/treating yeast infections and improved cardiovascular health. The good bacteria in the gut means not only a healthier physical wellbeing but healthier mental wellbeing! An unhealthy gut can mean depression and mental fogginess so keep your gut in check and eat some pickled foods.
My personal favorites are a jar of "Fickle Pickles" found online or in Gruene or Boerne, Texas. Trust me, they're worth ordering online or taking a day trip. I also love pickled okra, pickled beets, pickled herring with sourcream on crackers and kimchi on a veggie taco! If you're a meat-a-saurus, top your bratwurst or hot dog with sauerkraut! Add pickles or relish to deviled eggs, potato salad, or tuna salad for added flavor and healthy gut benefits!!
Ve well. Food is medicine.
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