Glucosinolates in sauerkraut may help protect women from developing breast cancer. Researchers found that glucosinolates found in cabbage and sauerkraut help reduce the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women with estrogen-dependent cancer, by reducing the amount of excess estrogen in the system.
Sauerkraut is even healthier than cabbage as it’s a rich source of probiotics which help our digestive tracts absorb the glucosinolates in the cabbage.
This is a significant discovery for those with ER+ (estrogen receptor positive) cancer who are postmenopausal. Medical nutrition research has become so advanced that we now understand that certain foods are more effective in reducing specific types of cancer.
We can only eat so much each day so it’s a good strategy to eat the foods that fight your type of cancer. Also to get the benefits of these foods it’s important to eat them frequently. Food can be powerful medicine so choose several foods that have been found to reduce your type of cancer and try to eat them daily.
Aim for 1/2 cup of sauerkraut daily during recovery. If you’re not sure that you like sauerkraut, try my Potato Kraut Cakes and you may be a convert!