So I´ve been reading a lot about how good sauerkraut is and I have even started making my own. Now the good thing is I really like it... but my question is, can you eat too much of it, so that it would end up having a negative effect instead? How much per day would be a recommended amount?
I would think that if you ate too much of it, you would feel the rather immediate effects like bloating and diarrhea.
The following link indicates that it eating too much sauerkraut can be deleterious to the thyroid if it isn't mitigated with iodine: http://nourishedandnurtured.blogspot.com/2011/05/thyroid-goitrogens-and-recipe-for.html
I've seen other people go off on the sodium content if you eat too much, but I don't know about that.
1/2 cup is more than plenty per day, imo.
Campbell-McBeide wrote about excessive "die-off" off the bacteria in the late portion of your digestive system. It takes time, according to her, to develop the ability to consume large amounts of probiotic bacteria. However, the period of time for each person varies. Some of her patients have taken a few weeks others a few months. I feel that her position on this may be true considering my experiences with large amounts in one sitting that lead to gas and bloating. I've never felt any painful or otherwise deleterious effects but my wife did! ;-)
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