The East Asian “Miracle Food” You Should Add to Your Diet to Help You Lose More Weight…
Kimchi is a tasty Korean miracle food that prevents and controls many health issues. It’s a Korean staple that, even in its simplest form, consists of at least 15 ingredients. There are hundreds of different varieties of kimchi that vary by region and season.
Kimchi was first documented in the Koryeo Period (918–1392), when fermenting was necessary to preserve food during Korea’s brutal winters because crops could not be grown for long periods of time. The original kimchi was quite different from modern kimchi, as it was radish-based.
As new foods became available, the ingredients changed. For instance, when Korea began importing peppers from America, they made their way into kimchi.
Kimchi is so much a part of Korean culture that there’s a Kimchi Field Museum in Seoul. I’ve also read that instead of saying “cheese” before a photo is taken, they say “kimchi” in Korea!
Kimchi is salted and fermented, and recipes include ingredients such as Napa cabbage, radish, scallion, and/or cucumber. Seasonings usually include garlic, brine, scallions, red chili, ginger, and shrimp or fish paste.
If you don’t feel like fermenting a batch yourself, you can pick up a jar at the supermarket.TRENDING: This Massive “Mistake” Melted 48lbs Off Her Body (Click Here to See How)…
In Korea, people eat low-fat, high-fiber kimchi at every meal. It’s savory, sour, and spicy.
You can dine on kimchi by itself or enjoy it with rice or noodles. It can be mixed into soups, pancakes, stews, scrambled eggs, stir-fries, salads, and other dishes. You can even top burgers, baked potatoes, sandwiches, and pizza with kimchi.
If you’ve been afraid to try kimchi because it’s spicy, I have good news for you!
White kimchi isn’t spicy, so give it a try. The red kimchi is spicy because it’s made with chili and/or cayenne peppers.
Kimchi has been called one of the healthiest foods in the world. It’s bursting with beta carotene and vitamins A, B1, B2, C and K. It also has healthy bacteria, Lactobacilli, which is also found in other fermented foods like yogurt.
Kimchi is chock full of essential amino acids, as well as iron, calcium, and selenium. It boasts antioxidants and probiotics as well.
11 Unexpected Health Benefits of Kimchi
Here are some of the many benefits you reap when you consume this delicious cabbage creation:
1) Maintains Skin Elasticity and Healthy Hair
The vitamin C in kimchi aids in the production of many proteins, especially collagen, which maintains elasticity in our skin. Also, the selenium found in the garlic in kimchi keeps your skin and hair healthy.
2) Lessens the Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease
One study documented that the antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of bioactive compounds in kimchi may lessen the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.BRAND-NEW: 5 “Living Nutrients” That Can Trigger Rapid Fat Loss!
3) Reduces Cancer Risk
According to the National Institutes of Health, kimchi’s vitamin A is a natural antioxidant that might decrease the risk of cancer, which is caused by free radicals that are produced when your body digests food.
Kimchi also slows down oxidative stress, which causes oxidative damage.
Another study indicates that kimchi’s flavonoids and glucosinolates hinder cancer cell growth.
4) Maintains Eye Health
Kimchi’s vitamin A protects us from age-related macular degeneration, which can be also caused by free radicals.
5) Assists in Controlling Diabetes/Blood Sugar Levels
One study found that fasting blood glucose and cholesterol levels decreased in young, healthy adults when they ate kimchi.
6) Aids in Reducing Cholesterol
Kimchi is made with garlic, which contains allicin and selenium, two cholesterol fighters. Low cholesterol levels help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
7) Helps Digestion and Maintains Gut Health
As a probiotic, kimchi restores microbe balance in your gut. That improves bowel function and helps your immune system.
Because it’s fermented, its healthy bacteria aid in digestion.SPECIAL: This Scientific Trick Can Reduce Your Belly Fat By 8.5% in Just 12 Weeks…
8) Boosts Immune System
The peppers, garlic, and ginger in kimchi have flavonoids and phenolics that boost the immune system.
Dr. Axe reports that kimchi’s probiotics can help fight bacterial infections, viruses, colds, coughs, and flu… As well as serious chronic conditions like eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcers, vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, and digestive tract infections.
9) Detoxifies Pesticides
In one study, the insecticide Chlorpyrifos degraded quickly during kimchi fermentation.
The pesticide was over 83% degraded by day 3. On Day 9, it was degraded completely.
10) Reduces The Inflammation That Speeds Up the Aging Process
As we age, most people suffer from inflamed joints (arthritis). One study showed that kimchi may delay the aging process by regulating the inflammatory process.
11) Decrease in Appetite and Cravings
The capsaicin in chili peppers boosts your metabolism, so opt for red kimchi if you like spicy foods and want to burn calories faster.
One study indicated that chocoholics had different “microbial metabolites” in their urine than “chocolate indifferent” individuals (definitely not me), even though they consumed identical diets.
That means that we can decrease cravings with kimchi probiotics, which help to balance out our gut microbes.
Kimchi lowers blood sugar levels as well, which helps us control our appetites. Additionally, kimchi’s high fiber content makes you feel full for a long time.
Tips for Adding Kimchi to Your Diet
It’s obvious that kimchi is full of benefits! However, there are a few things you should be aware of before you start adding kimchi to every meal.SPECIAL: What’s REALLY Causing Your Weight Gain, High Blood Pressure & Constant Fatigue (If You’re Over 30 You Need to See This)…
Here are a few kimchi caveats:
- If you’re purchasing kimchi, make sure it’s fermented because there are some varieties that aren’t. The fermentation is responsible for a multitude of its health benefits.
- Check the ingredients for MSG (Monosodium glutamate) and avoid it.
- Be careful not to overindulge in kimchi because the high fiber content can cause gas and bloating.
- Exercise caution if you have high blood pressure or heart issues. Kimchi contains a good deal of sodium and the fermenting process increases it. You can try low-sodium kimchi, and be sure to talk to your doctor about any questions you have.
Another Doctor-Recommended Food to Add to Your Diet to Lose More Weight
With all of its health benefits, including reducing your appetite, kimchi can help you lose more weight, faster!
Kimchi isn’t the only food with the potential to help you lose weight…
For example, parmesan.
Yes! The cheese you’ve been sprinkling on your pasta (or zoodles) has been scientifically proven to potentially boost your body’s fat-burning mechanism.
Boutique weight-loss doctor, Dr. Steven Masley, will show you how this works…