What Are the Benefits of Sauerkraut Juice?

By Joel Michaels

Sauerkraut means "sour cabbage" in German, and nutritionists have long touted the health benefits of its juices. Some of these benefits have been known for centuries, and some were discovered just recently.

Boosts the Immune System

Sauerkraut juice is full of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, which all boost the immune system. The immune system is what protects the body from infections and disease.

Fights Cancer

Sauerkraut juice can fight cancer, especially cancers of the liver, lung, breast and colon. This is because it contains isothiocynates, chemicals which prevent cancer from growing.

Aids Digestion

It contains Lactobacilli plantarum bacteria, which help the stomach digest grains and dairy products.

Treats Flu

Kang Sa-Ouk of Seoul National University used sauerkraut juice to successfully treat avian flu. Thirteen of the 11 chickens he treated recovered.

Cures Canker Sores

Sauerkraut juice is a home remedy for canker sores. Canker sores should go away within days after starting to swish sauerkraut juice in your mouth in the morning and evening.

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About the Author

Joel Michaels holds a B.A. in languages and literature as well as a teaching degree in English as Second Language. He has been freelance writing on education, politics, religion and related topics since 2006.

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