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Beet Kvass

by Balance ONE February 05, 2021 2 min read

Beet Kvass

Most people who enjoy fermented foods will have heard of kefir, kombucha and sauerkraut. Beet kvass is something that has not yet reached the same level of popularity.

However, this Russian fermented beet dish is a nutritional powerhouse. If you enjoy the taste of beets, this is one food that you should definitely try.

Rich in probiotic goodness, beet kvass is a true superfood. It’s a probiotic, a liver tonic, and a digestive aid – all in one. And it’s super easy to make at home!

For hundreds of years, beet kvass has been a nutritional staple in Russia. It’s still celebrated for providing natural support to the immune system, as well as enhancing neurological function.

Beet Kvass is a natural source of B vitamins which are essential for daily energy production. It also provides a good source of betaine, which helps reduce inflammation and fights free radical damage.

This traditional tonic has been popular in Russian and Ukrainian cultures since the Middle Ages. It’s believed to cleanse the blood, liver, and promote healthy digestion. It was also given to women as a preconception treatment as it can help to boost liver function and prevent future morning sickness, which can be very helpful in the first trimester of pregnancy.

By toning and stimulating the liver, beet kvass is often used as a natural digestive aid. It may be especially beneficial for those suffering from sluggish bowel movements or constipation. Some have even reported that drinking beet kvass daily can help eliminate liver spots on the skin.

It’s also a well-known hangover cure! These benefits are largely thanks to its high content of minerals, enzymes, and lactic acid. Lactic acid is a natural means of preserving food because it reduces the ability of pathogenic bacteria to grow. In fact, lactic acid bacteria are used in making other fermented products, including cheese, yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles.

Today, beet kvass is still revered as a delicious and healthy drink that can be enjoyed morning and evening. It is packed full of the probiotic bacteria that your digestive and immune system need to function properly. Additionally, the beets themselves are potent stores of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, vitamins A and C, niacin, folic acid, and fiber.

Beet kvass is incredibly simple to make. The basic recipe comprises only three ingredients: organic beets, fine sea salt, and filtered water. It takes only a few minutes to get everything ready for brewing. All you need is the ingredients and a warm place to let the magic of fermentation happen!

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