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If you take probiotics, news about the benefits of homemade sauerkraut may surprise you.

According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, an alternative medicine physician, just two ounces of the sauerkraut has more probiotics than an entire bottle of 100 probiotic capsules.

Dr. Mercola had a sample of his own homemade sauerkraut tested in a lab for probiotics and the results were astonishing.

“We had it analyzed,” Dr. Mercola said. “We found in a 4-6 ounce serving of the fermented vegetables there were literally ten trillion bacteria.”