I believe you are what you eat, but as we age our body does not work as efficiently as it did when we were young. We are now just starting to understand that about 70% of our immune system is in our digestive tract. If you have stomach issues, and you know who you are, this simple drink may help with digestion by increasing the enzymes in your digestive tract.
What is Rejuvelac
It is essentially the fermentation of sprouted grains in pure water for a 1-2 day period of time. It's traditionally made from wheat berries, but can also be produced from other varieties like rye, kamut, barley, millet or quinoa, each having there own special flavor. It's one of those fermented foods that can't be purchased from the health food store, you must make it yourself.
When you consume foods that cannot be efficiently broken down by the body, you are left with undigested waste material and toxins that get trapped inside the gut, causing bloating, constipation, obesity, fatigue and lowered immune response. Consuming lacto-fermented foods, like rejuvelac, can be a valuable asset to overall health.
- Filled with life-giving digestive enzymes.
- Loaded with prebiotics and probiotics.
- Because Rejuvelac is a pre-digested food, all the proteins are broken down into amino acids making them easy to digest and assimilate.
- Because the nutrients are so quickly absorbed, Rejuvelac increases our energy instead of decreasing it.
- Drinking Rejuvelac helps digestion, and is a very efficient cure for stomach and colon problems.
- You can use Rejuvelac, instead of water in almost any live food recipes.
- Rejuvelac cleanses your colon and fills it with friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus Bifidus.
- "The traditional Rejuvelac recipe made from wheat berries is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids", writes Deirdre Rawlings in her book, "Fermented Foods for Health." Namely, this beverage is rich in the vitamins E, K, C, B-1, B-3; the minerals magnesium, potassium and manganese; and amino acids.
So What Does It Taste Like
Although you wouldn't think that water sitting around for a couple of days with sprouted grains in it would taste all that great, the fermentation process actually produces a very clean tasting, tangy drink with a citrus-like aroma.
Many people describe it has a mild citrus or lemony taste, with a slight bubble. How to make it?