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Kimchi Benefits – Reasons To Eat This Famous Korean Food

What are the kimchi benefits? Find out here!

KIMCHI BENEFITS – According to nutritionists, eating kimchi can provide us with a wide range of health benefits, and here are some.

A famous Korean side dish loved by many people is Kimchi. This is made from fermented cabbage with a variety of spices. It may come with other ingredients such as onion, radish, and carrot. The flavor of this varies. It may depend on the ingredients used and how it is made.

But generally, its taste is both spicy and sour which makes this side dish a perfect one to clean the palate while eating the greasy pork in a Korean barbecue.

This traditional Korean food may be seasoned with sugar, salt, onions, garlic, ginger, and chili peppers. It is said to be a good source of vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, minerals, fiber, and amino acids.

Kimchi Benefits
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150 grams of this has the following:

  • Calories: 23
  • Carbs: 4 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: less than 1 gram
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Sodium: 747 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 19% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin C: 22% of the DV
  • Vitamin K: 55% of the DV
  • Folate: 20% of the DV
  • Iron: 21% of the DV
  • Niacin: 10% of the DV
  • Riboflavin: 24% of the DV

Several nutritionists claimed that this food has tons of health benefits and here are some according to a post from Women’s Health Mag:

  1. For gut health
    This is rich in probiotics, the good bacteria that are linked with many health benefits.
  2. Boost immune health
    The probiotics it has is also good for our immunity.
  3. Lower cholesterol
    It can help lower the cholesterol level, however, it is uncertain what ingredient is the reason behind this.
  4. For heart health
    Since it supports healthy cholesterol, this means that this is also good for heart health. Ingredients like ginger and hot red peppers also provide powerful antioxidants which can help lower the risk of having a heart disease.
  5. Help against inflammation
    It has probiotics that have anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Support brain health
    Jessica Cording, RD, author of The Little Book of Game-Changers: 50 Healthy Habits For Managing Stress & Anxiety, said that having a healthy gut results in a healthy brain.
  7. Aid weight loss
    It won’t magically make you lose weight but it can help as a low-calorie food. A food as flavorful as kimchi can help you feel full easily.
  8. Eye health
    It has antioxidants beta carotene from its main ingredient, the cabbage. Beta carotene is good for the eyes.
  9. Prevent yeast infections
    Kimchi’s probiotics may prevent yeast infection, a condition in women caused by the rapid growth of Candida fungus according to the post.

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