CHEAP, EASY TO MAKE AND SO GOOD FOR YOU!
I learned about this drink while at Optimum Health Institute in San Diego. Ever since then I have made it- I try to be consistent but life happens! I make my own rejuvelac because I know the probiotics are the same as in pill form and are active. They havent been sitting out on a pallet in a hot day waiting to be transported. A good quality probiotic can run upwards of 40 plus dollars. Rejuvelac can be made for pennies. After a few days of drinking rejuvelac I can feel a difference-My energy level is higher and my overall mood is lighter and more even. Its also very easy to make! I like mixing a cup of this with some fresh berries and ice in the blender. It is also good with lemon and a touch of Stevia.
Over 60 percent of our immune system is regulated and found in our gastrointestinal tract-when probiotics are active immune system health gut To start with healthy gut flora is the start of good health. Be advised- if you have a poor diet with refined sugars and additives you will receive little benefit from this. I recommend a clean slate- a 10 day easy detox to start with. Metagenics puts out the easiest non calorie restricted 10 day detox that I have tried, which clears the system of anything your body may have a reaction to. If interested comment and I will send you more information.
Also there is growing research on the connection between healthy gut flora and mental health mental health and healthy gut
Rejuvelac is putting back the beneficial bacteria- the same bacteria found in yogurt and sourdough starter. It is also found in raw fermented vegetables (which are so good- I will post on these later)
To begins with, rejuvelac is any soaked and sprouted grain that is allowed to stand at room temperature until it ferments. The most popular are wheat and rye- I am making Amaranth rejuvelac= almost any grain will do. Rejuvelac was made popular by the renowned raw food expert Dr Ann Wigmore. Fermentation breaks down complex carbohydrates into simple amino acids which are easier for the body to digest. It is rich in enzymes and vitamin C. It aids in digestion and healing.
Here is a video explaining how to make rejuvelac- I like his demonstration- at the end, however, he throws the wheat berries out to be eaten by the birds. The wheat berries can be dried and either eaten as cereal or ground into flour. I would also like to point out that rejuelac is best made with either distilled or spring water- the chlorine and other chemicals put in public drinking water actually kill the friendly bacteria- I know I lived in town at one time and could not get my rejuvelac to start when I used city water.