If you haven't yet heard of Beet Kvass yet, watch out because it's slowly becoming the next new trend as it hits the shelves of health food stores around the country, snaggin' up a spot next to Kombucha.
Beet Kvass is a traditional fermented probiotic drink from Russia. This humble root vegetable is a superfood in it's own right and the process of lacto-fermentation increases the nutritional benefits of beets by tenfold. Beet Kvass is a great source of:
- Vitamins A and C
Beets have even shown to help prevent heart disease, stroke and even cancer.
One drawback of consuming beets, raw or cooked, is that they have a high sugar content. This can be problematic for those working to cleanse Candida as the sugar can exasperate an overgrowth.
However, the fermentation process not only reduces the sugar level but also adds good bacteria, all while making the nutritional content of the beets more bioavailable by the body.
Folk medicine considers beet kvass to have liver cleansing properties, and it is widely used in cancer therapy in Europe. Anecdotal reports show that beet kvass can be used in the treatment of heartburn, chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, allergies, kidney stones and digestive problems.