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Micheal Mosley's sauerkraut recipe: 'Delicious, cheap and easy' weight loss food


Dr Michael Mosley’s sauerkraut recipe is quick and easy and can be kept in the fridge, with the expert recommending the fermented cabbage with eggs in the morning.

Michael wrote to his followers on his @michaelmosley_official account: “This is how I make purple sauerkraut.”

The TV presenter and inventor of the 5:2 diet and the Fast 800 diet, explained why he loves the health food so much. 

“It is a type of fermented that is packed full of healthy prebiotics and probiotics, delicious, cheap and really easy to make.”

Dr Michael Mosley’s sauerkraut recipe

“Slice up a red cabbage, two onions and some fennel, and tip in a bowl.

“Add a teaspoon of coriander seeds and black peppercorns, and 1.5 tablespoons of salt.

“Mix with your hands for a few minutes and allow to rest for 30 minutes to an hour.

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Does sauerkraut help with weight loss?

A study in Korea looked at 21 patients who ate fresh and old kimchi (another pickled cabbage product), switching between the two.

Both types of kimchi led to a reduction in weight and waist circumference.

However, the fermented kimchi caused the most significant improvements.

Another weight loss expert suggested a diet plan with yoghurt for breakfast and salmon for dinner. 

Clarissa is a nutritionist and a certified member of The British Association of Nutritionists.

For breakfast she suggested a bowl of live yogurt, a handful of berries, eight to 10 raw nuts, and a small cupped hand size of low sugar granola or muesli.

For dinner, the expert suggested fillet of salmon cooked in the oven served with steamed broccoli and half a sweet potato cooked in wedges.

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