The Healing Power of Fermented Waters/ El poder curativo de las aguas fermentadas

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cropped probioticsFermented foods help restore the good bacteria in our digestive system. They are natural pro-biotics, and all cultures have some kind of fermented or cultured foods (curtido, sauerkraut, ceviche, tepache).

Kombucha
Make a big batch of sweetened tea (use white sugar in the first batch, the following can use other sweeteners, like agave, coconut sugar, green stevia powder, yacon powder, raw honey)

Place a kombucha mushroom (scobie) in the cooled tea, inside a glass container. You can get a kombucha kit for 15$ at Figueroa Produce in Highland Park.

Place the container in a warm place (for example, inside the oven with the pilot on) covered with a paper towel or a mesh held with a rubber band for 10 days until it ferments. Try on the 7th day to see if it has fermented already.

Rejuvelac
Soak overnight and sprout one cup of rye or quinoa seeds until they grow a little tail

Blend in two cups of filtered water for 5 seconds, until it cracks

Place in big glass container and fill it up with filtered water

Place container in a warm place (inside oven with the pilot on) covered with a paper towel or mesh held with a rubber band for 3 days until it ferments

Fermented coconut water

I love this recipe! I use it every morning to make my green smoothies, and it tastes like yogurt!

Place two liters of coconut water (better fresh, but could be unsweetened packaged) in a glass container. Add one bag of Kefir Starter from Body Ecology and mix. Leave out of the fridge for a couple of days. Keep a portion to repeat the recipe. One bag serves for seven fermentations. Get the Kefir Starter here:

http://bodyecology.com/digestive-health-kefir-starter.html#sthash.Nve0jbjZ.dpbs

 

Fermentación

Las comidas fermentadas ayudan a restaurar la flora intestinal en nuestro sistema digestivo. Son pro-bióticos naturales, y se encuentran en todas las culturas (curtido, sauercraut, ceviche, tepache.)

Aguas fermentadas (rejuvelac)
La comida fermentada es importantísima para activar nuestro sistema digestivo: como con la fermentación se han cultivado bacterias que ayudan la digestión, todo lo fermentado trae compuestos encimáticos que son muy útiles para nuestro cuerpo.
Las aguas fermentadas son facilísimas de hacer, y muy baratas. Sirven como probióticos, y ayudan a la digestión y la eliminación.
Yo preparo el rejuvelac con granos de centeno, pero, si tienen intolerancia al gluten, recomiendo que usen quinoa. Se deja remojar una taza de granos unas 8 horas (el quinoa necesita menos tiempo), y dejarlos germinar un día la quinoa y de dos a tres días el centeno, que es más duro.
Cuando haya crecido una pequeña colita de medio centímetro, poner los granos en la licuadora con dos tazas de agua filtrada y licuar por sólo 5 segundos, para que se partan los granos. Esto permitirá que comience el proceso de fermentación. Poner esto en una jarra de vidrio (no recomiendo plástico, porque larga químicos carcerígenos) y agregar agua filtrada hasta el tope. Dejar fermentar en un lugar cálido por 3 o 4 días. Cuando la fermentación está a su gusto, colar los granos y guardar el agua en la heladera. Esta agua es sumamente poderosa para activar la digestión y como suave laxante.

Kombucha
Preparar una cantidad de agua hervida con té dulce (la primera vez debe ser azúcar común, depués se puede usar agave or miel cruda).
Poner un hongo de kombucha dentro del té enfriado, en un recipiente de vidrio.
Dejar en un lugar templado (dentro del horno con el piloto encendido), cubierto con una servilleta de papel sostenida por una gomita por 10 días hasta que fermente.

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