Beet Kvass and Gut Health
The National Institutes of Health estimates that 70 million Americans suffer from digestive diseases each year, such as Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis (1). Many people may not be diagnosed with digestive disease but nevertheless have symptoms of an unhealthy digestive system, such as: • indigestion • constipation • abdominal pain Continue Reading
Sponge up your free radicals with Creative Cultures Beet Kvass!
Radical Drink for a Radical Cure!  A new UCSC study confirms that Creative Cultures Beet Kvass contains potent antioxidants that are superior to cooked and raw beets. Creative Cultures intern, Brooke Smith and three other microbiology students from UCSC performed a lab study comparing antioxidant levels in cooked, raw, and fermented beets.  The team also Continue Reading
Probiotic Pesto Recipe
Probiotic Pesto is is alive with fresh flavor! It’s cooling properties make it the perfect food in summer’s heat. Fantastic on your raw veggies, crackers, pizza, salad, and more.  This pesto is also great served un-cooked with raw zuccini noodles, daikon noodles, or kelp noodles.  Just use a spiralizer or a peeler to make your Continue Reading
What Are Probiotics?
Did you know that there are 10 times more microbial cells in your body than human cells?  The vast majority of them live in your digestive system.  Yup, it’s a big hotel and we’re just the gatekeeper…and the chef…and housekeeping.  Everything that these microbes produce interacts with your body, influencing immunity, mood, and inflammation, just Continue Reading
The Healing Power of Fermentation
Fermentation is an ancient art that is making a comeback in modern times.  Humans have been fermenting for over 15,000 years.  Most people know about wine, beer, kombucha, sauerkraut, and miso but don’t realize that pretty much everything we consume as a “whole food” was once fermented by our ancestors, including grains, fruits, veggies, and Continue Reading
Beet Kvass with “WHEY… Less Salt” Recipe
‘Google’ the word “Beet Kvass” and you will find hundreds of very salty recipes. People often comment that our Beet Kvass tastes better than the one they made at home. So now we will share our secret-  USE LESS SALT! Use good quality salt as well.  Himalayan salt crystals (above right) are mineral rich, and Continue Reading
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