Beet Kvass

I am a firm believer in a healthy body for a healthy mind. The distinction between body and mind is an artificial one that is not only not helpful, but can be detrimental to mental health. Recently, scientists have begun to consider the relationship between gut bacteria (for example) and mental states. Fermented foods – like sauerkraut (I make my own) and beet kvass – can be supportive of good bacteria in the gut.

So, one of the things I do for my mental health is try to eat well, including making things like beet kvass. It is very easy to make – beets cubed, pink Himalayan salt (or sea salt) and filtered water, put back for a couple of days to ferment. It tastes fantastic and keeps my body happy. Why not give it a go (but be sure not to ferment too long with the lid on, as the container can explode)?