The Amazing Kimchi and its Health Benefits

Benefits Are In The Nutrients

How nutritious is Kimchi? It is a vegetable probiotic food that has low calories, low fat but is rich in vitamins. It has vitamin C and beta-carotene, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals and Lactobacillus and Lactobacillus brevis. With these nutrients, it offers a lot of health benefits.

What is Kimchi Good for?

Kimchi maybe be beneficial for weight loss. The dish is known to help those suffering from weight problems. The bacteria present in kimchi can suppress the appetite, likewise, the fiber content enables early and longer satiety so the feeling of fullness prevents one from eating more. Kimchi can also reduce blood sugar levels which tend to spike after eating meals. Some experts even claim that eating kimchi can help obese people shed pounds.

Kimchi is a cholesterol regulator. It can normalize high cholesterol levels, useful for people who want to regulate their cholesterol levels. Studies show that kimchi really lowers total cholesterol levels, especially LDL cholesterol. LDL is bad cholesterol and harmful to the body. Hence, eating kimchi reduces the risk of cardiac disorders like strokes and heart attacks derived from high bad cholesterol.

It’s also is an anti-aging food. We know that the aging process of our bodies is brought about by inflammation. Kimchi’s antioxidant content plus its vitamin C are able to regulate inflammation, which is said to speed up the aging process. A study has demonstrated the anti-aging effects of kimchi on the human body, particularly in the cellular level.

Kimchi is an immune system booster. Its wide range of flavonoids and phenolic compounds provide the antioxidant effect plus some immune system promoting boost. The peppers, garlic and ginger are also known to have a positive effect on the immune system. Hence, these make kimchi able to fight common infections like colds and flu.

With kimchi’s rich components and nutritious elements, why shouldn’t it be an accompaniment in every Korean and even non-Korean meals. Food this healthy should be a way of life.

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Healthy Meals and Healthy Lifestyle at UW Seattle

When visiting UW Seattle, be sure to drop by Korean Tofu House and enjoy all our best-selling Korean selections. Get loads of our delicious kimchi and live healthy.