Podcast: Gut Bacteria May Cause and Fight Disease, Obesity. NPR All Things Considered
One of my favorite sandwiches, a reuben contains sauerkraut and that alone would make this healthy. Add in the soy tempeh and leave out the cheese, you have one dynamite tempeh reuben sandwich.
Sauerkraut, you may know, can be a live food – one that influences the bacteria in your gut. This has become a hot topic recently with articles in Scientific American on “The Neuroscience of the Gut,” and this podcast (above), Gut Bacteria May Cause and Fight Disease, Obesity.
Most of the brands you find in the store are not live, but you can find the live version at most health food stores. They are pretty pricey, though. I’ve been wanting to make my own so look for a post on that soon. Serve your Reuben Sandwich with Avocado, Papaya Soup for a plant-based lunch.
And, watch Dr. Greger's video about mental health and gut bacteria here for even more news on how these little critters affect our well-being.
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